Aaron is a highly skilled health and safety practitioner, leadership coach and trainer with 30 years’ experience in construction, transportation, manufacturing, forestry, army, mechanical engineering, marine, food, aviation, health, telecommunications, gas and electricity industries. He has held a diverse range of senior health and safety roles in New Zealand including;
*Safety and wellbeing manager at NZ Police
*Quality, safety, environment and compliance manager at Siemens New Zealand
*Health and safety consultant for the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, BRANZ and Civil Aviation Authority
*Health and safety manager at Transpower NZ, and
*Roles at Tenix, ACC, Natural Gas Corporation, WCC, and the NZ Defence Force.
As well as delivering high quality compliance safety management systems, NZQA unit standard training, auditing and technical writing, Aaron is experienced in the design and implementation of organisational safety programmes. He has achieved zero harm, won twelve New Zealand safety awards and led fatal accident investigations with zero enforcement action or prosecutions.
Aaron has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from Massey University, National Certificates in Management, Health and Safety, Electricity Supply, and vocational trade qualifications in audit, training assessor, light rescue, firefighting and first aid.
Aaron is a graduate member of the New Zealand Institute of Management (www.nzism.co.nz) and holds the New Zealand Defence Force Service, and Good Conduct Medals. He loves surfing and spends his spare time as an unpaid director of the NZ Basketball Academy as well as time with his wife and children.