After a combined eight years as chairman, Dame Judith Hackitt has stepped down as chairman of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Martin Temple is to take on the role, bringing with him 30 years of experience in the private and public sectors.
Minister for disables people, Justin Tomlinson said: "I am delighted with Martin’s appointment.
"He brings a wealth of experience to the role and joins at a time when the work of the HSE in promoting health and safety amongst employers is as important as ever.
"I also want to take this opportunity to thank Judith Hackitt as the outgoing Chair. Under her leadership the organisation has gone from strength to strength."
Mr Temple said he is delighted with his new appointment.
"I am delighted to be appointed as HSE Chair.
"I hold a long-standing interest in Health and Safety and look forward to working with HSE and the board to build on its success as a world-leading workplace health and safety regulator and I look forward to this challenge and the opportunities ahead," he said.