Health and Safety Manager
Rob developed a passion for Health and Safety while serving with the Royal New Zealand Air Force. In 2010, he was selected to perform duties of the Base Safety and Health Advisor at Whenuapai Air Base, and he then became the RNZAF Ground Safety Auditor in 2012. While in that role, he completed his Graduate Diploma in OSH with Massey University.
After serving for over 30 years, he joined the University of Auckland as Health & Safety Manager and was closely involved with the Faculty of Engineering. Over the five years at the University, he worked with Academic and Professional staff to ensure that students and staff could carry out complex and varied studies and research safely and effectively, both on-site and in the field.
He then took on a role with Amenities and Infrastructure Management (AIM) Services in 2019. As an operational branch of Auckland Council, AIMS provided essential services to the people of Tāmaki Makaurau during the Covid lockdowns; and as the Health & Safety Manager, Rob played a key role in making sure that teams could perform their work with minimal disruption and that the wellbeing of all staff was supported.
Throughout, Rob gained a reputation for working in partnership with people from all parts of the business to introduce workable and reasonable steps to improve health and safety for workers, students and other stakeholders.
Rob is a member of the senior leadership team of the NZ Institute of Safety Management (NZISM), where he coaches and mentors Branch Managers throughout New Zealand.
He is an NZISM Certified Professional, and along with his GradDipOSH, also holds qualifications in Adult Education, Auditing and Investigations, Hazardous Substances and Emergency Management.