The Port Health and Safety Leadership Group

Learn about the the Port Health and Safety Leadership Group.

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About us

We are a tripartite group, made up of port and stevedoring companies, unions, the Port Industry Association, Maritime NZ and WorkSafe NZ representatives, all working in partnership to drive a step change in health and safety in New Zealand ports.

Safety, for us, is embodied by the whakataukī:

He waka eke noa - a canoe which we are all in with no exception

Together, our vision is to create:

A high performing, resilient port sector where people thrive and worker health and safety is prioritised through high-trust, tripartite collaboration.


Who we are

The membership of the group includes:

  • Maritime NZ (Kirstie Hewlett, The Chief Executive of Maritime NZ and Chair t of he Leadership Group)
  • the Port Industry Association (Pat Kirk, Chair of the Port Industry Association)
  • Ports (Roger Gray, Chief Executive Ports of Auckland and Jon Moore, Chief Executive Northport)
  • Stevedoring companies (Paul Cameron, Chief Executive ISO and Gavin Hudson, Chief Executive C3).
  • the Maritime Union of New Zealand (Craig Harrison, National Secretary)
  • the Rail and Maritime Transport Union of New Zealand (Aubrey Wilkinson, National President); and
  • WorkSafe NZ (Phil Parkes, Chief Executive).


Our work

Building a Fatigue Risk Management System:
Good practice guidelines for the ports industry[PDF: 760kB, 79 pages]

Port Industry Association website[]

Port Sector Insights Picture and Action Plan[PDF: 2.189Mb, 32 pages]


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