deputy chief executive
Having graduated from Queen’s University Belfast, Louis obtained a MA in Industrial Psychology (First Class) in 1992 from University College Dublin. Following this he trained and worked as a health and safety consultant and then took up a position of safety manager with Guinness Northern Ireland Limited. Louis then became the business risk manager with Guinness Limited (formerly Guinness Brewing Worldwide) until he joined the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI).
On joining HSENI, Louis has been an inspector in the disciplined services sector. During this period he developed and reviewed HSENI’s policies and procedures on investigation and prosecutions. In 2005 he became a principal inspector and in 2007 he set up HSENI’s Major Investigation Team where he was responsible for the management and oversight of investigations and prosecutions arising out of fatalities and the most serious accidents at work in Northern Ireland.