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.


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

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Emerging Safety Leaders is a new network within the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) created specifically to support individuals looking into, beginning or transitioning into a career within the health and safety profession. The Emerging Safety Leaders (ESL) network are keen to hear how we can assist our target audience, so that our focus meets industry needs.
If you are an emerging safety leader please complete this brief survey. If you know someone who is looking at beginning or furthering their career in health and safety, please forward this email to them. This survey is not limited to NZISM members and is 100% anonymous. You can share as much or as little information as you like.

Who should complete this survey?
·Anyone interested in a career in health and safety
· Individuals in a Graduate/Junior/Entry-Level H&S role
· Individuals in an Intermediate H&S role
· Students studying a H&S qualification
· Health & Safety Reps looking to transition into a safety role

This survey is open till Monday 19th August.

Best regards,
Emerging Safety Leaders Steering Team:
Gareth Beck (AKL), Joshua Dorman (WLG), Vanessa Jones, Matthew Dixon (BOP), Peter Fitt (CHC) and Jen Dransfield (CHC)
If you have any questions about this survey or its content, please contact Jen Dransfield on 0211647293.