Hillary Bennett

Dr Hillary Bennett
Director, Leading Safety

Hillary Bennett is a director of Leading Safety, a consultancy specialising in safety leadership, safety culture, human factors, and workplace health and safety. She is a registered psychologist and works with organisations across all sectors to develop safe and healthy workplaces. She has a particularl interest in mental health and wellbeing at work. She developed the Business Leaders Forum’s CEOs Guide to ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work. She has been exploring how to apply Safety-ll principles to enable and support workplace wellbeing. Hillary was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the New Zealand Health and Safety Awards 2019.


Gaye Stratton

Gaye Stratton
Speak Confidently

Gaye is a human resources practitioner and trainer with considerable experience gained in manufacturing, retail, IT and service industries. For the past 20 years Gaye has run her own human resources consulting business working at both a strategic and implementation level.

In 2019 Gaye founded Speak Confidently Speak Confidently programmes enable people to build speaking skills, boost confidence and conquer speaking anxiety.


Adele Saunders

Adele Saunders
Director, Upskills

Adele Saunders is a Registered Psychologist, with over 16 years’ experience working with individuals presenting with complex issues relating to their experiences of trauma. Over her career she has provided therapeutic intervention for individuals and families as well as developing staff and organisations through coaching and supervision. Adele currently works for St John developing a robust mental health and wellbeing structure and strategy in this high-risk organisation. This has meant that in the last 18 months Adele has been closely involved in supporting the St John Ambulance staff following major incidents such as the Christchurch Mosque attacks, the Whakaari eruption and more recently the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Mel Brown

Mel Brown
Shift Supervisor and National Health & Safety Delegate, AsureQuality Kaitiaki Kai

Mel Brown has been a frontline HSR in the meat industry for 15+ years & the national H&S delegate for 5 years. He is a Shift Supervisor for AsureQuality, Kaitiaki Kai. Mel is a sector mangai and Maori enterprise delegate and sits on the State Sector & TRONTA committees for the PSA Union - Te Pukenga heretikanga mahi. He is also an executive member of TRMA Te Ropu Marutau Aotearoa (The Maori Health and Safety Association of NZ). Mel is completing his New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management from S.I.T (Southern Institute of Technology). Mel was a finalist in the HSR of the Year category at the New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards 2019.

Dates & Locations

Wellington: 26 November,

Christchurch: 27 November,
Rydges Latimer

Auckland: 2 December,
Eden Park

Hamilton: 3 December,


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