CARL STENT (Chairperson)
NIWA - National Health and Safety Manager
MBA, Dip Tch, BA (Sociology and Psychology) Dip Education and Economics.
Carl is the National Manager Safety and Wellbeing at Fulton Hogan. He is also a Director of Site Safe, Chair of New Zealand Association of Accredited Employers and Chair of Roading New Zealand Safety Committee.
Carl has 20 years experience in safety and wellbeing risk management having run his own consultancy business and held senior roles at Fonterra, New Zealand Post, Woolworths and Fulton Hogan.
He has extensive experience in the construction, services, professional sports, aviation, primary production and education sectors.
Carl has the firm view that “Operational excellence in safety and wellbeing management is best observed when it is experienced as the daily basis of our habits and activity, it is only when our habits exceed our knowledge of safe behaviour we know we are on the right track”.
Alliance Group Limited - Group Manager Health & Wellbeing
Karen is the Group Manager Injury Management for Alliance Group Limited and is based in Invercargill. Alliance Group has been in the Accredited Employer Programme since 1997 and work at the tertiary level under the Full Self Cover option. Alliance Group has up to 5600 employees over 8 sites throughout New Zealand. Karen is also responsible for the management of Alliance Group’s Wellbeing Programme and Medical Centres.
SARAH HILLS-LIVINGSTONE (Secretary)
WorkAon – Executive Director
Bach. Applied Science; Dip Business
Sarah Hills-Livingstone is the Executive Director of WorkAon, a specialist division of Aon New Zealand providing injury management services to over 50 of NZ’s largest employers in the ACC Partnership Programme.
Overseeing a nationwide team of 70 injury management professionals providing claims management and rehab services to over 60,000 employees, Sarah’s role includes:
• Development of professional standards
• Ensuring the quality of claim adjudications
• Facilitating the implementation of care models adapted to individual employer and worker needs
• Assisting employers with compliance and dispute resolutions
Progressive Enterprises Ltd - Injury Recovery and Wellbeing Manager
PG Dip HSc-Managed Care; Dip Manipulative Physiotherapy; Dip Physiotherapy
Megan has worked in Injury Management and Rehabilitation over the past 30 years as a clinician (physiotherapist) in private practice and more recently with PlaceMakers ( 2003) and Progressive Enterprises Ltd (since 2008).
Megan's current role as Injury Recovery and Wellbeing Manager is a leadership role influencing and supporting improved rehabilitation performance and wellbeing across all Progressive Enterprises Ltd's operations.
New Zealand Rugby - ACC Partnership Manager
Kerry started in injury management under ACC in the late 1980’s. After a period of time with ACC, I then headed up the Accredited employers Unit of CRM Group. Following 5 years there I was approached to manage the AE programme for NZ Rugby in house. I have been with NZ rugby for 14 years. My role also encompasses the initial implementation and monitoring of health and safety across the professional rugby environments.
Canterbury and West Coast DHB - Manager of Health and Safety
RGON, ADV DipN, PG Dip OSH (Otago), Cert of Quality in Healthcare
Marilyn is the Manager of Health and Safety for the Canterbury and West Coast DHB’s, the Chair of the SI DHB H&S Managers group and is the Regional Representative for the National DHB H&S Managers group.
She has worked for over 20 years in occupational health and safety and staff wellbeing roles in both the health and private sectors.
Marilyn is particularly interested in promoting a culture within the health sector where safe behaviours occur every day and sound and sustainable systems are in place to enhance a safe work environment which enables DHB staff to deliver health care to the population of Canterbury and the West Coast.
Wellnz - CEO
Cliff was born and raised in Northern Ireland where he trained as a Registered Nurse. In 1997 he started at Wellnz as the first case manager. In 2015 he was appointed as CEO and has managed the company through a significant growth phase which now employs 90 staff. The business has also diversified to offer health management services outside of the AEP and into Australia.
Gallagher Bassett - Business Development Manager
Duncan is a Business Development Manager for Gallagher Bassett a provider of personal injury, general insurance and life and disability claims services. Personal injury claims management is at the core of Gallagher Bassett’s operation in NZ and globally. Currently, Gallagher Bassett has over 220 staff based across six offices located in Auckland, North Shore, Napier, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.
Duncan joined Gallagher Bassett in 2016 following 18 years at ACC where he predominantly held customer facing roles including marketing and account management providing advice and support to some of New Zealand’s largest employers, many of whom were participating in the Accredited Employer Programme.