The Emerging Safety Leaders Network will support those who are developing their careers in the occupational health and safety industry in New Zealand. The Emerging Safety Leaders Network is established to provide NZISM members and non-members the opportunity to engage with and learn from their peers.

This will be an open forum which will enable us to increase engagement with OH&S professionals outside of NZISM. For those who are just beginning their journey into OH&S either through their roles as H&S reps, or through studying cognate qualifications, this network will provide information on the career of the OH&S professional with the hope of increasing the number of young people entering the profession.

Initially this network will be established in the main centres of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch with one regional network established in Bay of Plenty. The concept is to grow the network organically. We have established a national Emerging Safety Leaders Committee and you can find details on the committee members below.

Details on events at each of these regions will be announced via NZISM newsletters, social media networks and the events calendar on the homepage of our website. Keep an eye out for upcoming meetings in your region and bring along a friend or colleague who may also benefit from the Emerging Safety Leaders network.

ESL Network Database

We have setup a brand new database to capture registration to the ESL network. This enables us to communicate effectively with all our members and keep you updated on relevant content, events and information and understand a bit more about ESL members.

Whether you are already a ESL member or would like to join the ESL network, please ensure your subscription to the database by entering your details on the link below.


Joshua Dorman (Wellington)
022 158 9465

Gareth Beck (Auckland)
022 354 9709

Jen Dransfield (Christchurch)

Peter Fitt (Christchurch)

Matthew Dixon (Bay of Plenty)

Vanessa Jones (Bay of Plenty)
021 125 8726

News & Updates

ESL Auckland – March Event

Join us on the 16th of March to hear Dr Tristan Casey discuss an introduction to the LEAD model of safety leadership. For more information and to register now, click here. This event is limited to 40 attendees.