Lord Jordan was President of RoSPA from 2008-2013 and is now Life President.

He has a great interest in both safety and education. Ever since presenting RoSPA’s top occupational health and safety award – the Sir George Earle Trophy – to Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) in 2005, Lord Jordan has been keen to encourage high-performing companies to learn from each other and share their safety expertise.

A trade unionist by background, Lord Jordan began his career as a shop steward at GKN in Birmingham. He was President of the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union from 1986-1995, during which period he was also a member of the General Council of the Trades Union Congress. In 1995, he became general secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, a post he held until 2002. He was a governor of the London School of Economics from 1987-2002 and of the BBC from 1988-1998. He has also held a number of international presidencies, including that of the International Metalworkers’ Federation, and was a member of the UN High-Level Panel on Youth Employment.

Lord Jordan was chairman of RoSPA’s board of trustees from 2008-2013 and is now chairman of the governing body of Ofqual-recognised RoSPA Qualifications.

Lord Jordan

Life President, RoSPA


Day 1 | 6 September 2023 | Dinner keynote