Forum Steering Group

  • George Adams

    Independant Director

    Chair of the Forum

    George is chairman of Bell Tea and Coffee Company. He came to New Zealand in 2003 as managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand & Fiji, a role he held for 10 years. Since moving into governance, he's also become chairman of Apollo Foods. Read more…

  • Sheridan Broadbent

    Chief Executive, Counties Power


    Sheridan has been the Chief Executive of Counties Power since June 2014. Prior to this she spent several years with Genesis Energy in executive positions, most recently as GM Strategy and Business Technology, leading the strategy, energy generation development and IT functions at the company. Read more…

  • Warwick Foran

    General Manager, Crown Forestry


    Warwick is General Manager of Crown Forestry, a unit within the Ministry for Primary Industries that administers the Crown's interest in forestry leases on Māori land, residual Crown forest and other forestry assets. Read more…

  • Nicole Rosie

    CEO, WorkSafe NZ

    Steering Group Member

    Nicole is a highly experienced executive she brings a unique and valuable mix of talents to our work. Read more…

  • Scott Pickering

    CEO, ACC

    Scott Pickering took up the role of Chief Executive of the Accident Compensation Corporation in May 2013. Read more…

  • Rob Jager

    Chairman, Shell Companies in New Zealand

    Forum Chair 2011-2015

    Rob is Chairman of Shell Companies in New Zealand and General Manager, Shell Todd Oil Services (STOS). He was Chair of the Forum from 2011 to 2015. He also chaired the government’s Independent Workplace Health and Safety Taskforce. Read more…

  • James Fletcher

    General Manager NZ, Spotless

    Chair, Leadership Subcommittee

    James joined Spotless in September 2016.

    Prior to that he was Managing Director of OCS from 2012 to 2015, where he led significant improvements in health and safety. Read more…

  • Blair O’Keeffe

    Independent Director

    Prior to joining the port sector he spent 16 years in the oil and energy sector, including senior international leadership roles. Read more…

  • Mike O’Brien

    Country General Manager, CHEP

    Mike O’Brien has over 20 years of experience in general management, business development and change management. Read more…

  • Marcel Manders

    Chief Executive, MB Century

    Marcel was appointed Chief Executive of MB Century, responsible for NZ, South East Asia and South America, in 2012. Read more…

  • Tania Palmer

    General Manager, Health and Safety, Contact Energy

    Tania is Contact Energy’s General Manager of Health, Safety and Environment – a company that keeps the lights burning, the hot water flowing and the barbeque fired up for over 560,000 customers across New Zealand. Read more…

  • Shane Dufaur

    Chief Executive, Dominion Salt

    After completing an engineering degree at the University of Auckland, Shane spent the next 15 years working in the oil and gas industry in Asia, the USA, Europe and the Middle East. Read more…

  • Raveen Jaduram

    Chief Executive, Watercare Services

    Raveen Jaduram is the Chief Executive of Watercare Services, the sole provider of water and wastewater services to 1.4 million Aucklanders. Read more…

  • Robert Jones

    Chief Executive, Fulton Hogan

    Robert joined Fulton Hogan as Chief Operating Officer, Infrastructure in January 2012 and was appointed NZ Chief Executive in July 2015. He came to New Zealand in 2004 as the Project Director to lead the bid and subsequent construction of the Northern Gateway Motorway Project to the north of Auckland. Read more…

  • Peter Mathewson

    NZ Managing Director, Opus

    Peter has more than 20 years’ experience managing national construction and consulting companies. He is responsible for Opus’ New Zealand Business, with a network of 36 offices and over 1700 professional staff covering a wide range of engineering disciplines, infrastructure design and asset management. Read more…

  • Keith Nutting

    Location Director and CEO, WorleyParsons NZ

    After completing a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Saskatchewan, Keith spent 28 years in New Zealand, UK and Canada working on engineering and construction, oil and gas, mineral and metals, and power and infrastructure projects. Read more…

  • Peter Reidy

    Chief Executive, KiwiRail

    Peter Reidy commenced his role as Chief Executive, KiwiRail on March 1, 2014. He brings to KiwiRail a successful track record of leading and building service and infrastructure-based businesses in the logistics, energy, building products and asset management sectors in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the United Kingdom. Read more…

  • Andrew Priest

    Chief Executive, Ngāi Tahu Farming

    Andrew is Chief Executive Officer of Ngāi Tahu Farming. He is also an independent director with past appointments at farmer cooperatives based in the Canterbury region. Read more…

  • Jono Brent

    Chief Executive, Connectics

    Jono Brent has been operating within New Zealand’s infrastructure industry for the past decade. He has been the Chief Executive of Connetics Ltd since December 2010. Before that Jono was the General Manager – Business Development of City Care Ltd operating throughout New Zealand. Read more…

  • Albert de Geest

    Chief Executive, Liquigas

    Albert has 20 years' experience in a variety of senior executive roles in the electricity and gas sectors in New Zealand and Australia. These roles have covered infrastructure management including major hazard facilities, risk management, energy trading, wholesale marketing, market design and governance. Read more…

  • Francois Barton

    Executive Director, Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum

    Francois Barton took over as Forum Executive Director in May 2015. Read more…