Immediate Past Leaders

Joy Delali Setorwu Amegbe

President

Joy D.S. Amegbe is currently working with Newmont Ghana Gold Limited as the Regional Manager for Learning & Development with additional responsibility for Health, Safety and Loss Prevention Training.

Prior to joining Newmont, Joy worked as the Site Manager for Resolute Amansie Limited, Obotan Gold Mine and Obenemase Gold Mines as the Executive Secretary. Joy obtained a Certificate as a Disaster and Safety Management Professional from the International Committee of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (ICRC) in 1986 while working with the Ghana Red Cross Society. Mr. Amegbe is a graduate of the University College of Professional Management, Jersey UK and a product of the Ghana Institute of Journalism. He is married with 4 children.

 

Jerry Ekow Nyan

National Organizing Secretary

Jerry has over 10 years’ of industrial experience both as an Electrical Engineer and Health, Safety & Environmental Professional. He has previously been Electrical Technician Engineer at AngloGold Ashanti (Bibiani) Mine, Health & Safety Officer at AngloGold Ashanti (Iduapriem) Mine, Health, Safety & Environmental Advisor at African Mining Services, Health, Safety & Environmental Manager at Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited and West Africa Regional Health & Safety Manager, Diageo Plc.

He trained as an Electrical Engineer from the University of Mines & Technology (former KNUST School of Mines), a qualified OHSMS / OHSAS 18001:2007 Lead Auditor, and holds certified Health & Safety Train The Trainer qualification from Lexis Nexis (Pty) Limited in South Africa, Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Health & Safety Management (all from University of Portsmouth, UK). He also holds Graduate IOSH membership and he is currently working towards chartered status.

 

Samuel K.A. Koffie

General Secretary

Samuel Koffie has over 9 years of progressive experience in designing, implementing and maintaining health, safety and environmental management systems with large corporations across a range of industries.

In his current position, Samuel is a Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing with Vodafone Ghana and is responsible for developing, maintaining and facilitating implementation of a Health and Safety Strategy which is consistent with Group and local best practice requirements. In this role, Samuel has facilitated Vodafone’s achievement of the International Safety Rating System (ISRS) level 5 accreditation just within a record of one year. Also Vodafone Ghana won the prestigious Pan African CIPS “2010 Best Procurement Community” for the company’s success in raising Health and Safety awareness and introducing best practise across the community encompassing 1400 employees and 800 suppliers.

Samuel achievements in his former positions includes assisting Ghana Bauxite Company limited to achieve ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications in 2004 and also setting up Newmont Ghana’s Health, Safety and Loss Prevention competency based Health and Safety Training programme. He was the 2009 recipient of the Newmont Corporate Executive Leadership Award for Leadership in Safety Management and a winner of Vodafone Ghana hero prize in 2010.

Samuel is Ghana’s representative for the International Association of Safety Professionals (IASP) and also accredited trainer. He is a graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and is certified Environment, Health and Safety Management Specialist by the International Association of Safety Professionals.

 

Seth Ebella Quayson

Treasurer

Seth is currently the Quality Control Manager of Asap Vasa Gold Refinery in Accra. He is an Engineering graduate of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a City and Guilds’ Certified Management Systems Auditor.
Seth’s range of experience include working on the commissioning teams of the Precious Metal Refinery’s Plant in Accra, as the Metallurgical Engineer and the Golden Star Resources Company Limited’s Plant at Akyempim near Tarkwa where he worked as Operations Supervisor helping in the development and implementation of Safety, Health and Environmental Management System. He also worked as Process Plant Operations and Safety Trainer with Newmont Ghana Gold Ahafo Project where he saw to the training and integration of the Process Plant local workforce.
He doubles as City and Guilds Systems External verifier and Quality Inspector for West Africa.