Nick Pahl is CEO of the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM), the largest and oldest nationally recognised professional organisation for occupational health to advance knowledge through its Journal of Occupational Medicine. It advocates to policy makers of the value of occupational health via its Patrons – Lord Blunkett, Dame Carol Black, Lord Popat and Sir Norman Lamb. Nick has held senior posts in the NHS, Hospice UK and Marie Stopes International. He has completed a Windsor Leadership Trust and ACEVO next generation CEO training, a diploma in management, a degree in Economics and an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Nick has been a Trustee of THET and Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and is currently Trustee of the British Geriatric Society. Nick is the Chair of ROSPA’s National Occupational Health and Safety Committee. Last year Nick received honorary membership of the Faculty of Public Health.