Interim Executive Director
Mr. William COCKBURN
William Cockburn has been appointed Interim Executive Director until a new Executive Director will take up duties.
Since 2012 William has been in charge of EU-OSHA’s Prevention and Research Unit, which develops the occupational safety and health content. William 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).
William holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Master of Science degree in ergonomics (University of Loughborough). 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.
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.
Interim Head of Prevention and Research Unit
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).
Head of Resource and Service Centre
Mr Andrea Baldan
Andrea Baldan joined EU-OSHA in 2018 as the Head of Resource and Service Centre, leading the team that provides essential support services for the Agency, including human resources, finance, procurement, budgeting, accounting and document management.
Before joining the Agency, Andrea worked for 10 years at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London (UK), where he supervised systems and operations in procurement and technical cooperation, managed cross-functional efficiency initiatives, designed and implemented internal governance projects. He started his career in international development, working on European Commission technical assistance projects in developing countries, and was a long-term resident expert in South Africa managing economic development funds and projects.
A certified change management practitioner, Andrea holds a PRINCE2 (Foundation) Certificate, an MBA from the University of Wales (United Kingdom) and a degree in business management and administration from LIUC University (Italy).