Darryl-Lee Wendelborn joins construction health & safety board

Darryl-Lee Wendelborn, Managing Director - New Zealand, has joined the executive leadership team of Construction Health & Safety NZ (CHASNZ), a new charitable trust developed to provide leadership of health & safety in the construction industry. The trust replaces the Construction Safety Council and will take over ownership of ConstructSafe, the safety competency assessment programme.

Representing Consultants in the industry, Darryl-Lee joins 10 senior industry leaders to make up the CHASNZ board. CHASNZ will work in partnership with the Government, regulators and unions to deliver a unified plan to create consistency and simplification of industry standards, systems, measurement and expectations across the construction industry. 

“We all know how important health & safety is for the construction industry,” said Darryl-Lee. “I feel privileged to be working alongside such influential sector leaders to align our approach and make positive change happen. We can really make a difference to the everyday lives of people who work in the New Zealand construction space, and I’m looking forward to being a part of that.”

The CHANSNZ board:

  • Independent Chairman, Roger McRae (formerly MD of McConnell Dowell) 
  • Civil and Infrastructure Contractors – Steve Killeen (CEO, Downer NZ)
  • Commercial Building Contractors – Rick Herd (CEO, Naylor Love)
  • Residential Building Contractors – Nigel Smith (Managing Director, Milestone Homes)
  • Small and Medium sized Contractors – Graham Burke (Chair, Specialist Trade Contractors Federation)
  • Government – Nicole Rosie (CEO, WorkSafe NZ)
  • Unions – Richard Wagstaff (President, NZCTU)
  • Public Sector Client – Shane Ellison (CEO, Auckland Transport)
  • Private Sector Client – Susan Huria (Director, Ngāi Tahu Property)
  • Consultants – Darryl-Lee Wendelborn (MD, Beca NZ)
  • Independent – Francois Barton (Executive Director, Business Leaders’ H&S Forum)
See also 2018