Lindsay Cook

Lindsay is the Principal of SafeTech Health & Safety Systems.  She has a strong corporate background in sales and marketing, is an experienced trainer and facilitator in Executive Coaching and Leadership Development.  A problem solver, Lindsay is solutions focused and designed SafeTech plans to be straightforward and simple to use.

Lindsay is an NZQA qualified Workplace Assessor, she holds the NZQA National Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety Level 4, is currently studying the New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management  Level 6, and has completed the Exemplar Global Lead Audit Course on ISO 19011:2014, and ISO 9001:2015 based on TPECS competency unit QM, AU and TL, as well as related EMS, OHS and Regulatory issues.

Lindsay is an accomplished Clinical Hypnotherapist with more than 30 years’ experience, specialising in Equestrian Sports Performance for horse riders.  Jet skiing is one her passions and she enjoys getting out on the Hauraki Gulf from her base at Maraetai Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Kirk

 

Simon was raised on a farm at Cambridge.  After university in Hamilton he worked and studied in the UK; primarily in Human Resources.  On return to Auckland, he again specialised in HR before owning and managing two medical supply companies.  Following the sale of these companies Simon moved to Taupo, owning and operating a specialist topiary plant nursery.

Simon is now working with SafeTech as our consultant in the central North Island, and in his spare time he enjoys a round of golf.

 

 Sara Feather

Sara is our Hawkes Bay Consultant.  In Northern Ireland Sara worked as a personal injury lawyer dealing with accidents in the workplace.  It was here she met her husband Campbell who was playing rugby for Ulster.  Sara is qualified to practice law in New Zealand, Northern Ireland, England and Wales.

In 2007 Sara immigrated to New Zealand with Campbell and together they purchased a 247 hectare sheep and cattle farm in the Sherenden district of Hawkes Bay.  Sara worked for Gifford Devine Lawyers in Hastings for two years before having their three children Patrick, Amelie and George.  Sara’s interests include playing hockey and tennis, nature and the outdoors, and keeping fit.

Sara’s experience as a personal injury lawyer and knowledge of running a farm ensure she is well-equipped to to assist in implementing a suitable SafeTech plan for your business.

Lee Hanna

Lee is SafeTech’s external auditor and mentor.  Lee specialises in providing Health and Safety compliance solutions to a variety of business sectors.

She is particularly skilled at developing in-house capability, from ground level to senior management.  Lee then acts as second-party audit and third-party audit for ACC WSMP, IMAT and ISO.  Lee is a Technical Member of NZISM, a member of NZOQ since 2010, and holds an ANZIM Management Diploma.

Recently Lee has added SafePlus Assessor to her portfolio.

Lee enjoys preparing companies for compliance and believes that is the start on the journey to excellence!  Lee is highly adept at client management and has an instinctive feel for their business needs.  She is able to quickly identify what is required, and make recommendations accordingly, with a strong focus on quality, continuing improvement and risk management, and taking clients into ISO accreditation.  Her experience includes aviation, contracting, adventure tourism, horticulture, and latterly asbestos removal.

Lee’s Formal qualifications include:         

  • Lead Assessor Auditor QSA
  • WorkSafe NZ SafePlus Assessor
  • National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (Level 4) NZQA
  • National Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level 5) NZQA
  • Diploma Health & Safety, Level 4 NZQA
  • Teaching Adults to Learn, Level 5 NZQA
  • Health & Safety Management Diploma NZQA
  • Diploma NZQA Level 3, SRD, Level 4, Northtec
  • National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 3)
  • National Certificate in Horticulture (Introductory)

Lee embraces a full life in Northland having moved there 14 years ago.  Yachting and rural interests as well as volunteering in the close community, keep her busy.