Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

Stephen King co-founded PHSCL in 1990 with Nicola Coote. He has over 25 years experience in health and safety management, having qualified in 1985. He left a role as Personnel Manager at Delta Enfield Cables Ltd in 1986, moving to the News International printing facility at Wapping, London. At News International, he was Occupational Health and Safety Manager, in charge of a team of practitioners responsible for the well-being of over 4,000 staff. In 1990, he joined Reuters plc as UK Health and Safety Manager. He left employment with Reuters plc in 1992 and continued to service their health and safety requirements through PHSCL. He has acted as Secretary of the South East Branch of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, and served a two-year term as Chairman of the London Occupational Health and Safety Group by whom he was granted honorary Life Membership. He chaired the annual Tolley Health and Safety Conference for three successive years, and has presented papers at a number of conferences. He currently chairs Kent Health and Safety Consultants Forum, a group set up by the Health and Safety Executive that has a remit of improving the standard of advice given by all independent safety consultants in the county.


Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairman

Nicola Coote co-founded PHSCL in 1990 with Stephen King. After an administrative role in health and safety with News International, she moved to Reuters plc in 1990, and qualified as a health and safety practitioner in 1991. She left their employment in 1992 and continued to service their health and safety requirements through PHSCL. Nicola has served as Secretary of the South East Branch of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, and has chaired the annual Tolley Health and Safety Conference. She has been a national examiner for the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health. She is currently on the editorial board of Lexis Nexus Butterworth Tolley and is a contributor to their publication "Tolley's Health & Safety at Work Handbook".

Graham Webb MBE

Non-Executive Director

Graham Webb was appointed as a non-executive director of the Company in June 2003. He is a Kent Ambassador – appointed by Kent County Council. Prior to its sale, Graham was chairman in the UK for many years of the international hair and beauty group that bears his name. The US company is now owned by Procter & Gamble, where Graham is their North America Goodwill Ambassador. He was chairman of the Institute of Directors, Kent branch, from 1996 to 1999 and was appointed as a member of the Confederation of British Industry South Eastern Regional Council (1994 to 2000). He is currently Chairman of the Kent Excellence in Business Awards. His charitable activities include being an Ambassador for the Kent Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. As chairman of the Kent and Medway NSPCC Full Stop Appeal, Graham helped raise over £460,000. In the 2005 New Year Honours list, Graham was awarded an MBE for his services to business, and charity in Kent.

Lorraine Young

Non-Executive Director

Lorraine Young was appointed a non-executive director with effect from 1 April 2016. Until that date and from accession to AIM in 2005, Lorraine served as PHSC’s company secretary. Lorraine runs a board advisory practice and is also a non-executive director of City of London Group plc, an AIM listed company in the financial services sector. Lorraine is a past president and fellow of ICSA, the Governance Institute. She has held senior governance roles at a number of blue-chip companies, including Standard Chartered plc and Brambles Industries plc. She ran her own company secretarial and corporate governance advisory practice for 13 years, which in 2016 she merged with the company secretarial team at Shakespeare Martineau, where she was a partner. She left the firm in February 2019 to pursue her own consultancy interests once more.