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Dr. Christa Sedlatschek was appointed as Director in 2011.

Picture of Dr Christa SedlatschekDr Christa Sedlatschek is a medical doctor (University of Vienna) and a specialist in occupational health.

The Director is the legal representative and is responsible for the management and day-to-day running of the Agency, including all financial, administrative and personnel matters. The post is for a term of five years, renewable once, and the Director is accountable to the Governing Board

After completing her studies she started working in the Austrian labour inspectorate and moved to the Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs in 1993, taking over the function as Deputy Head of the department for occupational medicine.

In 1998 she was recruited by EU-OSHA where she focused on the development and dissemination of good practice information, becoming the head of the working environment unit. During that time she gained an in-depth knowledge about the EU and existing occupational safety and health (OSH) systems in the Member States.

In 2003 she moved to Berlin and started working in the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin - BAuA), where she became Director of the national “Initiative New Quality of Work - INQA” in 2004.

“INQA” was launched by the German Federal Ministry for labour and social affairs as a consequence of the Lisbon Summit in 2000, aiming at making a contribution towards creating more and better jobs in Europe.

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Management team

Mr Andrew J. A. SMITH

Head of Communication and Promotion Unit

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Head of Prevention and Research Unit

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Head of Resource and Service Centre

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