Senior staff

Executive Director

Mr. William COCKBURN

William Cockburn Salazar has worked at EU-OSHA since 1998 where he focused on the areas of research coordination, emerging risks and was responsible for the first European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER). From 2012 to 2021 he was Head of EU-OSHA’s Prevention and Research Unit, which develops the occupational safety and health (OSH) content for the agency. From 2021 until his formal appointment as Executive Director in 2023, he fulfilled the role of Interim Executive Director.

William holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Master of Science degree in ergonomics. Prior to joining EU-OSHA, he worked in academic research investigating company safety culture and in the private sector as an ergonomics consultant and research manager for projects in health and safety at work.

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Head of Communication and Promotion Unit

Mr Andrew SMITH

Andrew joined EU-OSHA in 2000. As Head of the Communication and Promotion Unit he is responsible for the development and implementation of pan-European communication strategies including multi-stakeholder awareness-raising campaigns and e-communications.

A social scientist by training (University of Bristol), Andrew has more than 25 years’ experience in communications. Before taking up his current post, he spent five years as Head of Information and Communication at the European Science Foundation, while from 1989 to 1995, he was communications manager for the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council.

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Interim Head of Prevention and Research Unit

Malgorzata Milczarek

Malgorzata Milczarek joined EU-OSHA in 2006 as a project manager. She has been working in the Prevention and Research Unit focusing on projects on mental health at work, work-related stress and other psychosocial risks such as violence and harassment. She has been also responsible for a major project on OSH in micro and small enterprises.

Malgorzata holds a Master degree in Psychology (Warsaw University) and a PhD in work psychology (University of Silesia). Before joining EU-OSHA, she worked as an academic researcher in the Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute (Poland).

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Head of Resource and Service Centre

Donianzu Murgiondo

Donianzu Murgiondo joined EU OSHA in September 2023. As Head of the Resources and services unit, she is leading the team that manages the areas of HR, Finance, Procurement, Documentation, Internal Control and Facility management.

Before joining EU OSHA, Donianzu worked in the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) in Vigo for more than 16 years, first as Head of sector Finance and Procurement and later as Deputy Head of the Resources and ICT unit.

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