Walking the talk: leadership in practice

A panel discussion on how regulators, academics and world leaders support businesses to improve their work health and safety.

This interactive live panel discussion is targeted at leaders and managers but anyone with a passion to drive improvements in work health and safety through organisational leadership and culture will this useful.

About the panel members

Our panel members are leaders in their field, they are:

Mark McCabe 

ACT Work Safety Commissioner 
Mark’s previous roles include the Chief Minister’s Department in the ACT Government and a senior executive member with Comcare in the Australian Public Service. Mark was formerly the Chair of the ACT Work Safety Council and is currently an ex-officio council member. He is a member of the National Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council which advises the Federal Minister for Employment on implementation of the National Asbestos Safety Management Plan. Mark is also a member of the Heads of Work Safety Authorities (HWSA).

David Borys

Work health and safety educator, researcher and consultant David teaches applied safety management at the East Carolina University and helps supervise Masters students at RMIT University (Australia) and a PhD candidate at Federation University Australia. Before relocating to the United States, David was a senior lecturer in safety management with the Victorian Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Australia at the University of Ballarat.

Rod Maule

Director Safety, Quality and Risk Management at Transdev
Before his role at Transdev, Rod was the GM Health and Safety, Australia and NZ for Fonterra, and was with Reliance Petroleum and British Petroleum (BP) for 6 years before that. His key skills include: safety strategy development, culture change, leadership, continuous improvement and risk management.

Facilitated by Professor David Caple

David has been an independent work health and safety consultant for the past 30 years. He is is renowned nationally and internationally for his work on projects bringing together government, employers and trade unions to achieve successful outcomes.

He lectures widely on work health and safety matters and is an Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Ergonomics & Human Factors, La Trobe University Melbourne, Australia.

David is a Past President of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA); a Member of the Human Factors Society USA; a Certified Ergonomist in Australia; a Certified Professional Ergonomist in the USA; a Senior OHS Auditor in Australia; a Senior Research Fellow, Federation University, Ballarat, Australia; and a Fellow of the IEA, HFESA Australia, Ergonomics Society UK and the Ergonomics Society Sweden.

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