I started my interest in occupational health in the early 1980’s when I trained and worked for the Department of Health and was involved in both public and occupational disease investigation and workplace monitoring of substances, noise and dust.
This passion continued with several compliance manager roles (QA, Enviro and H & S) with large organisations and in 2002 I established Safe and Sound Solutions.
I enjoy helping organisations to define, measure and improve their processes and performance across health and safety, QA and the environmental fields.
I am passionate about the industry and I am currently the Canterbury Manager of the NZISM and hold graduate status within the grading process.
My working background was 25 years with the Royal New Zealand Air Force as Aircrew and Operations; followed by seven years in Operations with a civil airline.
It was during this time that health and safety became a calling.
I have been with Safe & Sound since 2012 and have worked with a huge variety of clients and their industries. The work can be challenging but is always rewarding. I enjoy being able to make a difference.
I am presently studying with Massey University working my way through the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health to enhance my knowledge base and to ensure I meet the tertiary qualification expectation for H&S Consultants
Since my first job in construction as a 22-year-old site worker, I have thrived on the technical and problem-solving aspects of Health and Safety.
Over the years I have enjoyed working with organisations such as Siemens AG, Mainzeal P&C, Contract Construction and the Safe Rebuild tripartite project.
My recent move to the team at Safe & Sound has been a natural fit.
I enjoy delivering strategic results with an operational and productivity focus, with a mantra of ‘people before compliance’.
My spare time sees me spending time with family, travelling or out in my garden project with a few good tunes on.
With 12 years of operations management experience in the agricultural/manufacturing sector, Health & Safety and Environmental management was a daily key focus and still is as a compliance consultant. I am passionate about personal development, have a tertiary qualification in H&S management and have had my qualifications and experience assessed at Graduate level by the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management.
As keen cyclist who has represented New Zealand in the past on the track I still like to get out and tear around out on the road or punch out a few hot laps on the velodrome and have coached athletes at both Olympic, World Championship and Commonwealth Games level in the past.
What blows my hair back?….taking business owners and staff on a journey where they arrive at the point and understand that H&S is not just a box ticking exercise but an effective tool to help grown their business.
My style, combining my working and sporting careers has given me the ability bring a structured and goal setting ethic to the way I approach life and I enjoy the satisfaction of working with others to assist them achieve their goals.
I bring 15 years of retail management experience to my role of Administration Support. I enjoy working with a team of qualified consultants who focus on delivering a quality product and great customer service.