By NZISM Secretary
Kia ora koutou to all members and supporters of NZISM and welcome to 2024: A Year of Curiosity! On behalf of NZISM I want to wish you a happy and successful year, filled with growth, prosperity, and success in both your personal and professional endeavours.
For many of us, 2023 was a year of challenges and resilience in which the OHS community demonstrated its ability to respond to changing regulatory and legislative landscapes. Whatever 2024 may bring, I know that as a profession we will continue to meet it head on. NZISM’s new CEO, Jeff Sissons, joins us in a week’s time bringing with him a valuable background in law, engagement and advocacy. I am really excited to see what we can achieve as we integrate Jeff’s skill set into the NZISM mix. We will be further strengthened by Rob Birnie who joins the SLT as our new Risk & Assurance Manager.
As we dive back into work, it is important that we schedule time to focus on our own professional and personal development plans. (And yes, I know I say this every year!)
NZISM is committed to bringing you opportunities that will enhance your skills, expand your knowledge, and help you to stay ahead in the ever-changing field of OHS. There’s lots coming up in the early part of the year, both inside and outside of NZISM:
It will be important to embrace curiosity as we navigate the unknowns of 2024. The shift in government, challenges faced in the public sector, and the rapid pace of technological advancements and global development all require us to be inquisitive and adaptable. Together, let's explore new horizons, anticipate changes, and proactively address emerging challenges in health and safety.
In 2024, we also want to celebrate your individual achievements – so please share your success stories with us. Whether it's a successful safety initiative, a project completion, or a professional milestone, your achievements can inspire the wider health and safety community. Email email@example.com.
Thank you for being an integral part of the NZISM. Here's to a year of curiosity, growth, and unwavering commitment to health and safety.
Best wishes for a fantastic 2024!
If you wish to contact me, please do so by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for joining the Women in Safety Excellence (WISE) network.
We hold various online and face-to-face events throughout the year and if one occurs near you, we would love to meet you in person.
LinkedIn - Please make sure you join our LinkedIn group to stay connected and on top of our planned webinars and events. We encourage you to post anything in the WISE group page that you think other network members would find useful or inspiring. Please don't be shy. The more we reach out, the more we connect with each other, and the more we can help each other on our journeys.
We might send you the occasional email but our web page on the NZISM website is always the best place to go for an overview of what's coming up in the WISE calendar.
Margaret van Schaik