Mohammed Iqbal Essa

Iqbal Essa

I came to the UK in 1963 from India and made Bolton my home in 1981.

After a long service, I retired from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in 2016 as HM Principal Specialist (Chemical Process Safety / Fire & Explosion) Inspector. I headed some very high profile industrial accident investigations and also appeared as an expert witness in Crown Courts. Prior to this I had worked within the Chemical Industry for over 15 years. 

As a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, I Chair the IChemE’s Loss Prevention Committee, comprising some world class professionals and experts. Since 2005 I have been a serving Magistrate (Bench Chairman) on the Greater Manchester’s Magistracy. This duty has given me highly desirable knowledge about Bolton and its surrounding districts. I am also a Publicly Elected Governor on the Bolton NHS Trust, a role I find highly rewarding.

On a personal level I have been married to my beautiful wife Zulekha and enjoy a company of 5 adult children and 14 lovely grandchildren.

I am deeply honoured to be part of an extremely dedicated board of trustees and a whole host of very professional staff and over 900 strong volunteers. It is their passion and extreme professionalism, together with their unflinching dedication, that attracted me to serve the cause of Bolton Hospice to ensure that those receiving end of life care get the best care they so highly deserve and rely upon.