Graham originates from Kāti Māhaki ki Makaawhio on the West Coast of Te Wai Pounamu, and he firmly advocates for the idea that every individual entering the workforce should depart without encountering any injuries, health issues, or any form of harm, whether physical or mental. Additionally, he strongly believes in safeguarding the environment today to ensure a better tomorrow. Graham emphasizes that the responsibility for safety and environmental sustainability lies with everyone. His approach centers on simplifying and prioritising safety, while also highlighting positive aspects rather than dwelling on the negative.
Graham embarked on his career journey as a forest worker, then dedicated 15 years to serving in the New Zealand Army. Following that, he spent two decades in high-level Risk Management positions, leading sizable teams within multinational Oil & Gas Companies across various countries, including Indonesia, Iraq, Nepal, Nigeria, Mozambique, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, and Sudan.
For the past four years, Graham has been working with and now heading Intesafety, operating across a diverse range of sectors such as ports, education, construction, manufacturing, fisheries, horticulture, viticulture, wineries, pre-cast, transportation, mining, quarries, road infrastructure, distilling, shipping, forestry, utilities, Māori enterprises, rugby, earthmoving, tourism, child safety, and many others. He has experience working with both small to medium-sized businesses and large corporations.
As an accomplished safety and risk professional with a broad industry background, Graham has developed a comprehensive understanding of workplace hazards spanning numerous sectors. This knowledge aids in the identification of critical risks and controls. Graham possesses adept quality assessment skills, enabling rapid assimilation of workplace conditions and risks, resulting in the formulation of focused improvement plans centered around risk management. His approach adds substantial value to businesses without overcomplicating safety measures. Graham is a certified investigator and has conducted investigations into numerous serious workplace incidents and near misses throughout New Zealand, contributing to safer work environments nationwide.
Phone: 03 546 8649
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