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IIRSM Fellowship for Jacqueline O’Donovan

Jacqueline O'Donovan

Recognition from International Institute of Risk & Safety Management for O’Donovan Waste MD

JACQUELINE O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste, has been made a Fellow of the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM), having been a specialist member for several years.

IIRSM is a professional body and charity for those responsible for managing risk in all its forms and provides recognition, practical education, training, resources and networking to help people and organizations manage risk – from protecting profits and reputation, to, more importantly, lives.


The fellowship status recognizes individuals who are changing the way organizations think and approach the management of risk and use their expertise and experience to deliver long-term value to both their organization and profession. In achieving this fellowship, Ms O’Donovan has demonstrated her experience in operating at the highest levels within the industry. 

Commenting on the announcement, she said: ‘I am delighted to maintain my long association with the IIRSM, now as a certified Fellow, and will continue to champion and advocate for risk management best practice, helping to drive positive change whilst collaborating with fellow members who already play a vital and influential role in managing risk in all forms.’

Ms O’Donovan is considered a leading force, not only overseeing and prioritizing the health and safety performance of her own team and business, but also by her public speaking engagements and active advocacy for safety initiatives across the waste, logistics and construction industries.

She works tirelessly to raise industry standards and in particular, road safety and best practice, operational compliance as well as employee physical and mental health and safety.

Phillip Pearson, chief executive officer of IIRSM, said: ‘We are delighted that Jacqueline has achieved Fellowship of the Institute, which demonstrates her commitment, vast knowledge and experience of working in the sector.

‘Fellowship recognizes senior professionals who are changing the way organizations think and how they approach the management of risk, and who use their expertise and experience to deliver long-term value. Jacqueline joins a group of peers who are committed to giving back to their profession.’


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