2020 Safety 360


Sean Brady

Managing Director

Brady Heywood

Sean Brady is a forensic engineer and analyst who works with business, government and the legal sector to understand and resolve complex issues that typically require a systems thinking approach. Sean has just completed the Brady Review, an investigation into the causes of fatalities in the mining industry in Queensland, Australia. This review analysed 20 years of incident and fatality information, was data driven, and culminated in 11 recommendations for both industry and the regulator on how to lower the fatality and incident rate. Sean speaks, podcasts, and writes about failure, human behaviour, data analytics and engineering disasters. He has also acted as an expert witness on numerous occasions.

Dr Tristan Casey

Lecturer - Safety Science Innovation Lab

Griffith University

Dr Tristan Casey is a Lecturer at Griffith University’s Safety Science Innovation Lab and co-founder of boutique consultancy ‘The Culture Effect’. Dr Casey is an experienced Organisational Psychologist with extensive experience in work health and safety, and has a particular interest in leadership and culture. Dr Casey teaches the Safety Leadership programme at Griffith University alongside Prof Sidney Dekker and Dr Drew Rae, and has a high research and industry profile, having done numerous presentations and keynotes at academic and applied conferences. Dr Casey’s work was acknowledged by the NSCA and the Queensland Community Achievement Awards, having reached the finalist stages for both award programmes.

Jorgen Gullestrup

CEO (Qld/NT)

MATES in Construction

Jorgen Gullestrup is the founding CEO of MATES in Construction. Born in Denmark and a plumber by trade he migrated to Australia in 1988. He was an official for the Queensland Plumbers Union for 13 years whereof he led the union for six years. In 2007 he became the program manager for the Queensland Construction Industry Suicide Prevention Project which later became MATES in Construction. MATES in Construction is an industry-based peer support mental health and suicide prevention program reaching more than 150,000 construction workers across five Australian states and territories as well as New Zealand. Jorgen is a 2017 Churchill Memorial Trust Fellow, investigating Workplace based mental health and suicide prevention program globally and the 2018 Suicide Prevention Australia LIFE Award recipient for his leadership in suicide prevention in Australia. As well as being a licensed plumber Jorgen holds an Associate Diploma in Labour Studies, a Diploma in Social Welfare and Community Development, a Graduate Certificate in Suicide Prevention and a Masters of Suicidology.

Phil Parkes

Chief Executive

WorkSafe New Zealand

Phil has over 20 years of experience in a variety of regulatory roles. Originally from the UK, he came to New Zealand in 2007 and has worked in senior leadership positions at local and central government agencies. Phil has been at WorkSafe five years and prior to his appointment as Chief Executive, was Chief Operating Officer. Before joining WorkSafe, he was the General Manager Policy & Legal at the Environmental Protection Authority. Phil says, “I’m 100% committed to WorkSafe doing everything we can to improve Health and Safety in New Zealand. But we can’t do it alone. We all have a role to play in changing how we do our work every day – are you committed?”
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