Conference 2017 - Ross Wilson

Ross Wilson

Deputy Chair WorkSafe New Zealand

Ross Wilson is a former president of the NZ Council of Trade Unions. He has recently completed an assignment as Chief Technical Advisor with the International Labour Organisation in Myanmar.

Of Scottish and Ngāi Tahu descent, Ross has governance experience which includes Chair and Deputy Chair of the ACC, and director of the Port of Wellington, KiwiRail, and NZ Railways Corporation. He is a lawyer with a strong interest in employment and workplace health and safety law and practice, and he brings a worker perspective to the Board.

The Work Safe Environment

Ross Wilson is Deputy Chair of WorkSafe New Zealand. Ross will discuss the state of health and safety in New Zealand a year on from the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act (2015).  He will debunk some of the myths that have appeared, particularly with reference to the education sector.  Ross will also lay out the health and safety regulator's expectations of the sector's understanding of the legislation and the principal requirement to identify risks and their controls.  The education sector has the same responsibilities as any business and Ross will will clearly lay out WorkSafe's expectations of the sector's performance.