Speakers

 

Dr David Provan, Managing Director, Forge Works (Australia)

Dr David Provan is the Managing Director of Forge Works safety consultancy, and an Adjunct Research Fellow at Griffith University. He has a 20 year career as a Safety Executive across the rail, construction and oil and gas industries. His academic research interests include the operationalisation of Safety II and Resilience Engineering, and what it means for the current and future role of safety professionals within organisations. David is the co-host of ‘The Safety of Work’ podcast with Dr Drew Rae which discusses safety science research findings in a practical way, so that organisations can move further towards evidence based safety practice. David is at the forefront of helping organisations understand the relationship between the things they do for safety, and their safety outcomes.

 

Kersty Christensen, Head of WHS, Brisbane Airport Corporation, (Australia)

Kersty Christensen is a passionate and self-proclaimed health and safety "nerd" who fell into the aviation industry after working in human resources and WHS in both the public and not-for-profit sectors - and hasn’t left since. She is keenly interested in taking the leading edge knowledge and research from the big brains in the world of academia and shaping them for practical application in the business environment. In recent times, as the Head of WHS for Brisbane Airport Corporation, this has led to a re-invention of health and safety culture at the airport – a challenging and dynamic environment with many players to convince.

In recent times, as the Head of WHS for Brisbane Airport Corporation, this has led to a re-invention of health and safety culture at the airport – a challenging and dynamic environment with many players to convince.

Taking her drive for efficiency into all areas of her life, Kersty has successfully raised triplets to the ripe old age of 17 with no LTI’s (despite their best efforts), which is more than she can say about any plant she’s ever tried growing.

 

Andrew Barrett, Chief Connector & Host, Safety on Tap (Australia)

Andrew Barrett loves doing different things to get, well, different results.

He launched Safety on Tap, Australia’s #1 professional development podcast to support health and safety leaders around the globe to improve. Seeing the demand for alternatives to traditional professional development, he founded Safety on Tap Connected, a growth accelerator program enhancing the learning and in turn performance of health and safety professionals. Andrew lives outside the box, often running towards the very edges of what’s possible. He loves doing this with like-minded safety leaders when advising on internal programs, facilitation, group coaching and speaking at conferences.

 

Phil Parkes, Chief Executive, WorkSafe New Zealand

Phil Parkes is the Chief Executive of WorkSafe New Zealand. He believes the country’s ability to coalesce and stop COVID-19 in its tracks is an outcome that we should be striving for in health and safety. ‘If we can do it for a national emergency, why not for the protection of our workers?’ But, to do so, Phil says it is time to adapt. We need, he says, to focus on people as the solution; move from liability management to social purpose; and above all, ensure that whatever we do makes a measurable difference. Phil will also discuss innovation in health and safety and his team’s #BetterworkNZ crowdsourcing platform.

Click here to view COVID-19 Information for attendees, speakers or sponsors

Date

June 25
10.00am – 12.20pm

Location

Online event

Your investment

$149 + GST