Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste, has been made a Fellow of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM), having been a specialist member for several years. IIRSM is a professional body and charity for those responsible for managing risk in all its forms and provides recognition, practical education, training, resources and networking to help people and organisations manage risk – from protecting profits and reputation, to more importantly lives.
The fellowship status recognises individuals who are changing the way organisations think and approach the management of risk and use their expertise and experience to deliver long-term value to both their organisation and profession. In achieving this fellowship, Jacqueline has demonstrated her experience in operating at the highest levels within the industry.
Commenting on the announcement, Jacqueline said “I am delighted to maintain my long association with the IIRSM, now as a certified Fellow and will continue to champion and advocate for risk management best practice, helping to drive positive change whilst collaborating with fellow members who already play a vital and influential role in managing risk in all forms.”
Jacqueline is considered a leading force, not only overseeing and prioritising the health and safety performance of her own team and business, but by her public speaking engagements and active advocacy for safety initiatives across the waste, logistics and construction industries. The O’Donovan business is an industry-leading company surpassing ground-breaking milestones for safety innovation, leadership and sustainability and Jacqueline works tirelessly to raise industry standards and in particular, road safety and best practice, operational compliance as well as employee physical and mental health and safety.
Phillip Pearson, CEO of IIRSM said “We are delighted that Jacqueline has achieved Fellowship of the Institute which demonstrates her commitment, vast knowledge and experience of working in the sector. Fellowship recognises senior professionals who are changing the way organisations think and how they approach the management of risk and who use their expertise and experience to deliver long-term value. Jacqueline joins a group of peers who are committed to giving back to their profession. ”