Skye brings a wealth of experience and success to the Centre through senior leadership roles across the private sector in multi-national telecommunication and aviation organisations. Her skills and experience in change management; business improvement, creating and delivering business efficiencies in complex corporate environments have been invaluable in establishing the Centre for WHS.
Skye is a member of the SafeWork Evidence Reference Group (SafeWork Australia) and the Australia, New Zealand Research Collaboration (ANZRC) which exists to enable member organisations to address future workplace health and safety and workers’ compensation concerns through actionable and relevant research.
Skye is also the chair of Gambling Research Australia which is a partnership between the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments to initiate and manage a national gambling research program.
David understands how to lead organisational-wide strategy and change – to improve safety outcomes, having advised boards in energy, oil, gas, rail and construction for 15 years. Today, an international thought leader in safety management, David started out as a graduate safety officer while studying a Bachelor of Psychology. With a Master of Safety and Risk Management, MBA and a PhD in Safety Science, he transforms organisational psychology and the latest safety science research into effective safety outcomes.
National CEO - Chris Lockwood has served as a director of Permanent Care and Adoptive Families (Inc.) since 2010, serving as Chair from 2012 to 2018, and as Secretary currently. Chris is a Director on the Board of Suicide Prevention Australia. Chris took on the role of CEO MATES in Construction (Aust.) in 2017, delivering the management and strategic direction for the company nationally. Prior to leading MATES, Chris worked for Cbus for 10 years managing strategic relationships with industry partner organisations (Unions, Employer Associations and other industry stakeholders) across the construction industry nationally. As well as managing the development and implementation of the fund’s member health strategy and initiatives aimed at reducing the incidence of suicide in the construction and allied industries. Chris has a BA (Psychology), BSc. and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
As the State Building Surveyor, Andrew is an industry advocate for building surveyors and building practitioners across Victoria. He brings a wealth of knowledge to this important role, with more than 30 years' industry experience as a building surveyor as well as roles in the private sector as a structural design engineer and as an adviser to the Government of South Australia.
Andrew is passionate about the industry and its future. He has led the creation and implementation of the Code of Conduct for Building Surveyors to improve standards, trust and oversight in the building industry and help keep Victorians safe. Andrew is also driving new career pathways to address the critical shortage of building surveyors.
Active participation with industry is fundamental to Andrew's role and he chairs several state government committees and engages regularly with industry associations, forums and working groups.
James Oxenham is the CEO of the Elevating Work Platform Association (EWPA), representing over 500 member companies including rental fleet owners, manufacturers, end users and suppliers to the access industry.
Since 2011 James has been involved in the association’s operations, strategic planning, training, and governance. To support and advance a safe and strong access industry is the vision of the EWPA and James has been a driver behind the production of freely available resources, improved training programs and closer links to industry.
His recent focus has been on marketing and positioning the association as the go to organisation for all access industry stakeholders.
James holds a BA Honours degree in European Business and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Peter Wenn is a Chartered Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia. Peter has extensive experience in the industry, both locally and overseas, and is widely respected as the premier engineer in the country when dealing with elevating work platform. Peter also has extensive involvement with Australian Standard committees and has been recognised by Standards Australia with the presentation of a Meritorious Contribution Award in 2008.
From strategy to execution, Tim and his team of 22 have helped health & safety leaders design impactful experiences to improve business performance and drive safety outcomes.
Hamish brings thought leadership and innovation, together with a passion for making a difference to our summit agenda today. He has a laser focus upon client engagement at Lysander – an organisation renowned for its deep understanding of leadership and cultural transformation.
Hamish has a demonstrated record of achieving success within the construction industry across both blue- and white-collar demographics, and is known for bringing energy and a smile to his interactions!
Lysander are passionate about making a difference to mental health and wellness within the construction industry, and todays presentation will talk us through their journey in developing The Integrated Approach to Wellness in partnership with the industry. Hamish is confident you will find the data and insights compelling, challenging our barriers to action.
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