Introducing Kevin Thompson, Chief Executive, New Zealand Safety Council. Kevin has been a member of the New Zealand Safety Council since 2003, a NZSC Registered Safety Professional since 2005, and in 2018 approved as a HASANZ Registered Health and Safety Professional. He currently serves on the HASANZ Board of Governance and the HASANZ sub committee for competency profiles. He is a very experienced professional in the safety and training disciplines since 1997, and 12 years working as a Senior Safety Manager in an Australasian Construction company. Since 2014 he has worked in the public sector as a consultant,
“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.”
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.
I am a Registered Safety Practitioner (RPS) and an Accredited Safety Auditor (ASA), and a member of the New Zealand Safety Council Board serving my 4th term ( 8 years) I have lead the collaborative development of H&S policies, strategy and change management plans as well as developed a wide range of documented procedures for hands on use on site. My participation in workplace health, safety and environment design, development and implementation indicates my strong hands on approach health and safety leadership. I have 44 years of Safety experience in the Manufacturing, public service, transport and civil construction industries. I have extensive experience in conducting ISO9001, 14001, ASNZS4801 and OHSAS18001 third party audits as well as an experienced ICAM investigator. Having qualifications in electrical and mechanical engineering allows me to have a practical approach to resolving complex technical health and safety issues.
Phillip is a foundation member of the Safety Council. He specialises in the Health and Safety aspects of hazardous substance and dangerous goods management. Phillip was a member of the Co-ordinating Group for the Harmonisation of Chemical Classification Systems (the group that managed the development of the Globally Harmonised System (GHS)). Phillip has represented the New Zealand government at the UN Committee of Experts for the Transport of Dangerous Goods and was a member of the working group responsible for elucidation the flammable and reactive chemicals criteria for the GHS. He was a consultant to the Ministry for the Environment during the drafting of the Hazardous Substances and New Organism Act and undertook over 40 projects leading to Regulations development. As a Consultant he has provided advice to Ministry of Transport, Maritime NZ, Civil Aviation and Land Transport Authority as well as commercial clients. He has undertaken projects for ERMA (now EPA).
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.