HASANZ Independent Chair

Mike O'Brien
mike.obrien@hasanz.org.nz
phone +64 27 450 8465

Mike  has over 20 years of experience as a business leader. He has held executive positions in manufacturing, consumer electronics, technology and supply chain companies in New Zealand and overseas, along with various governance positions. Most recently, Mike spent five years as head of CHEP New Zealand, a subsidiary of Brambles, a global supplier of supply chain solutions. He holds an MBA from Auckland University. Mike is actively committed to improving the health and safety of New Zealand workplaces. He is on the steering group of the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum and has twice been a finalist in the leadership category of the New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards. Mike is a member of the NZ Institute of Directors, He is President of youth development charity CISV NZ.

Executive Director

Philip Aldridge
philip.aldridge@hasanz.org.nz
phone +64 27 229 9462

Philip leads the day to day operation of HASANZ and the implementation of its business strategy. He has a broad background in both the public and private sectors with extensive leadership experience across a range of membership, government, industry training and commercial organisations. When Chief Executive of InfraTrain New Zealand he chaired the Built Environment Training Alliance (BETA) and was closely involved in building capability in the high-risk infrastructure construction industry for the Christchurch rebuild. This spurred his active interest in promoting workplace health and safety. 

Project Manager

Lisa Bridge
lisa.bridge@hasanz.org.nz
+64 211 38 4151

Lisa manages special projects for HASANZ, with oversight of the HASANZ Register. She has worked predominately in the education sector and has extensive experience in project and product delivery across the globe in the UK, UAE and New Zealand for both the private and public sectors, including not-for-profit organisations. Lisa has a passion for wellness and delivering projects that improve people’s lives. 




Business Manager

Business Manager

Ruth Hefford
Ruth.hefford@hasanz.org.nz
+64 27 201 1759

Ruth Hefford is currently running the day to day operations in the HASANZ office. Ruth has a very diverse background from working in different roles, ranging from Health and Safety, administration and Information Technology (IT). Ruth is very passionate about Health and Safety in general and especially in the workplace, and has a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. Ruth is also a volunteer fire fighter for Fire and Emergency New Zealand with the Wainuiomata Bushfire Force where health and safety is at the forefront of every firefighters minds.

Ruth will be your first point of contact for the HASANZ Register and general administration for HASANZ.  Ruth works from Monday through to Thursday.