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Webinar: NZ & UK Waste Industry Collaboration

31/05/2023 07:30am to 8:30am

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Please join us for an international industry collaboration discussing the health and safety issues in the waste management industry.

We’ll be hearing from Greg Dearsly in NZ and David Thomas in the UK, who’ll bring their respective knowledge and insights of waste management to inform this discussion. There will be plenty of opportunity to engage both Greg and David in this interview style webinar so bring along your questions.

We'll consider what lessons we can share and what lessons we can learn from collaborating across the globe.

Bio: David Thomas

An all-round professional with joined up thinking in organisational resilience, health and safety and operational management with managerial and leadership experience in the private, public and university sector David Thomas has just completed his Senior Leader MBA here at Middlesex University.

"I thrive on trying new things and challenging the status quo and am an organised and highly pro-active person- my experience has included hands on industrial experience. I am driven by the global world and developing international links, with my 3 year role as Chair of the IOSH EWMG (Environmental and Waste Management Group) giving me opportunity to bridge between industry and academia. I have a passion for improving competence and believe in doing the simple things well, by coaching others and working cross functionally both externally and internally with stakeholders at all levels to jointly find practical solutions to real problems. I have successfully worked with a number of local authorities in the UK developing and advising on Health and Safety improvement strategies within the waste sector and have worked internationally, teaching in China, Hong Kong, Trinidad and Tobago and consultancy in Georgia.”

Bio: Greg Dearsly

Greg's history in the Waste Industry goes back to 1996 when he started at Waste Management NZ Ltd, assisting to set up a new call centre and despatch operation. In 2000 the company joined the ACC Partnership Programme and Greg became the Health and Safety coordinator for the Auckland operation. Over the next 11 years his role evolved, culminating in him securing the role of National HSEQ Manager for Transpacific Industries NZ Ltd, the then owners of Waste Management, he held this role from 2006 - 2011.

Greg has been an active member of the WasteMINZ Safety Sector Group since its inception in 2002 and remains a member of this industry committee. He has also provided consultancy advice in the waste industry for corporates, SME's, Local and Central Government. Greg has been a speaker at a number of industry conferences and has contributed to the development of industry standards and guidelines.


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