WorkSafe NZ makes board appointments

Workplace health and safety regulator announces two new appointments and two re-appointments.

New Zealand’s workplace health and safety regulator WorkSafe New Zealand has announced two new appointments and two re-appointments to the board.

Bill Moran and Kristen Thompson have been appointed to the board while returning WorkSafe board members include Chris Ellis and Paula Rose.

Moran previously worked at the New Zealand Treasury for 30 years, and is currently the Chair of Sport and Recreation New Zealand, the Chair of High Performance Sport New Zealand and the deputy Chair of Otago Polytechnic. Earlier this year, he was awarded a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Thompson was previously a Health and Safety Policy Analyst at the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. Thompson is a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and has represented and assisted individuals and unions with health and safety, personal injury and employment disputes.

Ellis has served on the board of WorkSafe since 2013. He was the inaugural chairman of the NZ Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum.

Rose, Companion of the Queen’s Service Order, has served on the board since 2013 and as deputy chair since December 2018. Rose is currently a member of the Transport Accident Investigation Commission and of the Parole board.

Moran and Thompson will both sit on the board for terms of three years from 1 July 2019.

Ellis returns for a one year term, commencing on 16 June 2019, and Rose returns as a member and deputy chair of the board for a two-year term.

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