Management Team

Ian Ball


Ian joined with Zoe in 2000 to form HCS Safety. He brings a wealth of experience and technical expertise to our construction clients and those who need assistance with their CDM duties. Ian has been working in the industry since 1975.



Zoe joined with Ian to form HCS Safety in 2000. Her principal role is meeting new clients and developing strategies to grow the business. She is also the lead author for most of our training courses including the NEBOSH National Diploma. Zoe has been a member of IOSH since 1999.

Simon Hayman MBE

Operations Manager

Simon joined HCS Safety in June 2019 as Operations Manager after 35 years in the Royal Navy. He has a vested interest in every aspect of HCS Safety Ltd, holding a background in Equality and Diversity and HR processes.

Sara Lyons

Accounts Manager

Sara deals with the company finances and ensures the consistent running of the company in terms of the invoicing, budgeting and reporting to Directors. Sara has been with HCS Safety since our early days and has seen us safely through many changes along the way.


Jessica Hughes

Consultant Support Specialist

Joining HCS Safety in 2013, Jess brings her considerable customer service experience to assist clients on a day to day basis. Jess supports our Safety Advisors and Consultants with their administration work and diary management, scheduling site inspections and is our Member’s helping hand with their safety accreditations.

Alex Drew

Consultant Support Specialist

Joining HCS Safety in 2019, Alex comes from a customer service background after spending 10 years as a team leader in IKEA. Alex works along side Jess to support our Safety Advisors and Consultants with their administration work and diary management as well as scheduling in work and site inspections.

Olivia Wardle

Senior Training Administrator

Olivia works with our clients to book training courses, both in house and open, as well as ensuring the smooth running of our courses behind the scenes.


Drew Underwood Dip NEBOSH

Senior Health & Safety Consultant

Drew has been with the company since 2011. He spends his time providing safety services including CDM support, full audits and fire risk assistance. Drew is one of our most senior tutors; he teaches on the NEBOSH Diploma and Certificate courses amongst others and is a respected mentor for our trainees.

Alec Arnold CMIOSH

Health and Safety Consultant

Alec has worked in the construction industry throughout his career, becoming a health & safety professional in 2000. Alec has worked for other consultancies and been an internal safety, health & environmental advisor for a major house building company, before joining HCS in 2018. Alec regularly undertakes site inspections and workplace audits, whilst also teaching a variety of courses for HCS Safety.

Dave Hilton Grad IOSH

Health & Safety Consultant

Dave has been employed in Health and Safety since 2007, joining HCS Safety as a Health and Safety Advisor in 2018. He can be found undertaking workplace and site inspections as well as teaching our CITB courses.

Karen Fanner Tech IOSH

Health & Safety Advisor

Karen has been with the company since 2017 and joined us from a mechanical and electrical contracting background. She spends her time looking after the needs of her membership clients and conducting regular workplace inspections. She also tutors a number of our courses including IOSH, for which she is a registered trainer.

Joe Younger Tech IOSH

Health & Safety Advisor

Joe worked in the health & safety field for seven years before joining HCS in 2017. Retired from the United States Marine Corps after 22 years of honourable service, Joe now has a wealth of experience of health and safety within nuclear energy, manufacturing and construction.

Lauren Mayhew Tech IOSH

Health & Safety Advisor

Lauren joined HCS Safety in 2017. She brings experience from a construction background working within a shop-fitting company as a Health and Safety Coordinator prior to HCS. She spends much of her time carrying out site inspections, completing RAMS and looking after the health and safety needs of her membership clients.

Nic Jenkins Tech IOSH

Health & Safety Advisor

Nicky has a background in the scaffolding industry, having worked in the health and safety team for a national industry leader before joining HCS Safety in 2017. She spends much of her time carrying out site inspection work and looking after the needs of our member clients.

Harriet Calvert

Health & Safety Advisor

Harriet joined HCS in December 2018 after impressing the Directors with the design and implementation of an ISO 45001 system at her previous company. Harriet holds a General NEBOSH accreditation and is currently undertaking her Construction NEBOSH.

Sara Quayle TechIOSH CertEd

Health & Safety Advisor

Sara joined HCS in 2019, having been a health and safety trainer for the past 14 years working within many different industries including military, construction, railway and power generation. Prior to this Sara served for 13 years in the Royal Navy. She looks after our member clients as well as carrying out site audits, inspections, risk assessments and imparting her extensive knowledge in the classroom.

Rob Keeley Tech IOSH

Health & Safety Advisor

Rob joined HCS in 2020 with experience in a variety of training areas including confined spaces, emergency rescue and recovery. Rob delivers a wide variety of training courses at HCS Safety as well as undertaking consultancy with Member Clients and attending site safety inspections.

Jason Dance

Health & Safety Advisor

Jason joined HCS Safety in June 2021 bringing with him many years of training experience, as well as health and safety experience in the retail industry, both in the UK and Europe.</p> <p>Jason spends his time ensuring our member clients receive excellent levels of customer service as well as conducting annual review meetings, site inspections and teaching a wide range of our training courses.