Micheal Toomba (WHS Lawyer) – “I worked closely with Wayne in investigating a fatality on a project, an incident involving several parties, a number of regulators and complex contributing factors. I found him to be very professional, knowledgeable and practical in his approach. Through that initial engagement I developed a great deal of respect for him and have maintained a professional association with him through his subsequent roles”.
Ross Pocock, GM HSE (Rail Sector) – “Wayne’s depth and breadth of knowledge is quite remarkable. He has a reasoning and logic that is unique and just, matched with an impressive understanding of business operations, putting him in the top tier of safety professionals”.
David Mellows, GM HSEC Risk Management (Mining Sector) – I spent a week with Wayne at the ILO in Geneva, Switzerland. We were engaged as technical representatives of the Mining Industry to comment on and develop a draft Code of Practice for Surface Mining. Wayne was nominated to chair and lead our group of employer representatives from around the world, a task he did gallantly. I was very impressed with his general knowledge on safety, engineering, mining operations, legislation and risk management. From this insight into Wayne’s capability I would have full confidence in recommending him in his field of expertise, and have no doubt his style would also be suited to coaching others in such areas.
Scott Philpot, GM HSE (Mining Sector) – “Wayne is a very experienced safety expert, who can practically apply his extensive knowledge and skills. He is able to mentor and coach leaders in the field to bring about rapid improvement in performance of operating business areas. He also brings this experience to the analysis of incident data to develop insightful and engaging presentations of the learnings to a diverse group.
Ross Nugent, Project Director (Infrastructure Sector) – “Wayne is well versed in the implementation of change programs to quickly lift safety performance and he communicates key messages in simple and concise terms that gains ready and enthusiastic adoption.”
Alan Girle (WHS Lawyer) – “Wayne is a highly professional and experienced OHS expert, with extensive field experience (setting him apart from many in his industry). He has an excellent understanding of the measures needed to achieve objectives and those necessary to achieve statutory obligations. He is also a pleasure to work with, as he has an engaging charm and an infectious sense of humor.”
Kevin Ball, Executive (Manufacturing Sector) – “Wayne is one of the few safety professionals that understand data structure and analytics with respect to safety data. He built us a taxonomy for recording safety data to provide more meaningful data analysis, applying more rigor to our reporting and so improving our predictive analysis, to help reduce incidents before they occurred”.