John Beattie
Registrar of Professional Standards Chairperson Board Member

John is the Chair of the NZSC Registration Board for Registered Safety Professionals. He is a senior HSEQ Director having held several executive HSE General Manager roles with large international corporates. His background includes a career as an Engineering Artificer and Systems Engineer. He has also worked in the construction, rail, mining, infrastructure, transportation, forestry, telecommunications, gas, and manufacturing industry sectors. He specialises in developing due diligence governance and in leading organisational safety and environment capability through positive performance indicators and outcome measures. He is passionate about improving health, safety and environmental professionalism throughout Australasia.

Karyn Beattie
CEO Board Member Registrar of Professional Standards CPD Team member

Karyn is CEO of the New Zealand Safety Council.

Andy Loader
Training Facilitator Board Member

Past President of the Institute of Quarrying New Zealand branch (1991), elected Honorary Fellow 2005. Served 16 years on the national executive committee. I have been managing my own Consultancy Company (First Rock Consultancy Ltd) providing training and assessment services, safety and health management planning, resource consent services, mine and quarry planning services and auditing services, since 1995 and was elected as a member of the inaugural New Zealand Mining Board of Examiners 2013. Prior to this I was employed as an Inspector of Quarries in the Mining Inspection Group of the Ministry of Commerce for nine years. Foundation member of the New Zealand Safety Council. Accredited as a Registered Safety Professional (RSP Registration No.010) by the NZ Safety Council 30-05-04. Accredited Safety Auditor (ASA Registration No: 006) by the NZ Safety Council February 2006. Elected to the position of CEO May 2013 and retired from the executive in June 2017. Re appointed the the board in September 2019.

Jodi Wright
Treasurer Board Member

“Jodi has been working in the OHSE field for more than 20 years with a wealth of experience in many high risk industries. Jodi started working as a nurse completing her training in 1975 and proceeded to extend her knowledge by undertaking the Pharmacy Technicians Certificate completing this in 1981. Over the years Jodi has continued to extend her knowledge base by undertaking multiple courses, some being a post grad Diploma in Health (Case Management) and Masters OHSE in 2011. Jodi is a registered Health and Safety Professional and an Accredited Safety Auditor. Jodi was recognised by industry and awarded the New Zealand Health and Safety Professional in 2012.” Jodi is an active member of the NZSC Board and as such has held posts as secretary, CEO and currently Treasurer. During 2 years as CEO also represented NZSC on the HASANZ Governance Board. Jodi is also registered on the HASANZ Register as a RSP.

Anthony Stephenson
Board Member Registrar of Professional Standards CPD Team member

Tony Stephenson. BE (Melb), ME (Auck), FCQI, Sr Mbr ASQ

Tony has worked internationally as well as in NZ with a wide range of different industries including automotive, aeronautical, pharmaceutical, electronics, food and beverage, kiwifruit and horticulture and the construction industry sectors as well as government agencies involving science, aviation and border security.

He has worked with certification and accreditation bodies in Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia, and NZ as well as the USA and Brazil for over 30 years and is currently a committee member in NZ and Australia on several standards committees including ISO 45001:2018.

He is currently the Chairman of the IQM Group internationally and is the Moderator and Course developer for Exemplar Global offerings through the IQM Group internationally. He is also on the Board of the NZ Business Excellence Foundation.

Tony was the initial Moderator for NZSC in 2002. He was an Auditor for the ACC WSMP scheme until 2017. His initial Degree was in Industrial Engineering which had a significant involvement in OH and S matters from ergonomics and safety locking systems through to industrial impact on the human body including dust and aggressive particulates as well as noise control.

In the past he was a competitive cyclist, badminton, cricket, and tennis player until the body said enough! Now it is concentration time on the wide-ranging aspects of Business Development (he is a Business Mentor) including Management Systems, training, and development. Curiously he finds time to carry out Management Systems Audits for several certification bodies covering OH and S, Environment and Quality. He is a keen supporter of integrated management systems.

Toniette Salt

Zoe Garrett
Media Manager Board Member

Zoe is the Media Manager on the NZSC Board.