The Institute are saddened to hear of the passing of George Brechin, OBE. Mr Brechin was a great supporter of the Institute and was known to many.

Mr Brechin was a Board member at the Health & Safety Executive, the Chair of the HSE’s board has paid tribute here and also a Board member of Food Standards Scotland, Chair of the FSS board has paid tribute here.

Mr Brechin was also a Chair of the Scottish Teachers’ Pension Board, Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and was interim Chief Executive of the State Hospitals Board until 2015.

Mr Brechin will be sadly missed by the Environmental Health community and our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues in all the organisations in which he served.