WorkSafe New Zealand Board member

Date:  13 Feb 2024

Wellington, NZ, 6011

About WorkSafe

WorkSafe New Zealand is New Zealand’s primary workplace health and safety regulator, established under the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013.

The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 sets out the principles, duties and rights in relation to workplace health and safety. WorkSafe works collaboratively with other regulators, agencies and parties who have an interest in the health, safety and wellbeing system, to promote good workplace health and safety practices. WorkSafe is a Crown agent under the Crown Entities Act 2004. Further information on WorkSafe can be found at:

Person specifications


Specific skills required

At this time, the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety is seeking candidates for two member roles on the WorkSafe Board, who can provide one or more of the following skills and experience: 


Role one: 

  • proven well-developed governance experience

  • deep strategic financial capability, including audit and risk experience


Role two: 

  • proven well-developed governance experience 

  • strong regulatory experience, ideally at the system level

Additional skills, experience and attributes required

Members of the WorkSafe New Zealand Board are expected to possess, collectively, knowledge and experience of, and capability in, the following:

  • central government processes

  • New Zealand’s work health and safety environment, including work illness and occupational disease

  • administration of work health and safety legislation and risk management frameworks

  • perspectives of workers

  • perspectives of PCBUs (persons conducting a business or undertaking) and business acumen generally

  • experience in areas such as accountancy, law, risk management and commerce

  • strong relationship management skills, including working effectively with peers and developing valuable strategic connections with industry, consumers and other stakeholders

  • strong communication skills, including ability to reason objectively and convey ideas clearly and accurately.

  • a clear sense of public accountability and understanding of the relationships between Government and Crown entities.

More information

For more information about this role, please see the position description: WorkSafe New Zealand Board Member
Applications close at 11.59pm on 3 March 2024.
For further enquiries about the position, email: