Leadership

Resources to help CEOs and managing directors develop their leadership of health and safety.


Managing the controls not just the risk

Where is your attention, and your board’s attention going – on managing risk or essential controls?

World-leading health and safety thinker and US human performance expert Todd Conklin presented to more than 200 Forum members and associates in Auckland in July 2019, challenging them to reconsider some of the traditional approaches CEOs take to health and safety.

Read Managing the controls not just the risk


8 things a CEO should do

Eight practices CEOs can use to demonstrate health and safety leadership on a day-to-day basis. These practices are based on a model of World-Class CEO health and safety leadership developed by the Forum.

Read the 8 Things a CEO Should Do


CEO guide to health and safety leadership

Read what leaders can do to demonstrate health and safety leadership. Includes examples from New Zealand CEOs.

Download What is Safety Leadership? A guide for CEOs [PDF, 87MB]


Case Study: Shell

Shell’s Chair Rob Jager talks about what health and safety leadership means to him (April 2015).

View the Shell Case Study


Due diligence and beyond: Safety governance

This guidance supports directors and CEOs to develop their health and safety governance, so they can meet their due diligence duties and keep their people safe. Based on research by Australian company director and Adjunct Professor, Dr Kirstin Ferguson.

Download Safety Governance and Leadership for Directors and Senior Executives [PDF, 491KB]


Presentation on safety governance

Video of a presentation by Australian director Dr Kirstin Ferguson on how executives can work with boards to improve health and safety governance.

Watch the Dr Kirstin Ferguson video [YouTube]