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WorkSafe NZ boss quits

Sep 22nd 2023

WorkSafe NZ boss quits

WorkSafe New Zealand has announced that its Chief Executive Phil Parkes has stepped down.

The announcement was made by WorkSafe New Zealand Board Chair Jennifer Kerr said on Thursday.

“Phil has been a strong voice for the need to collectively prioritise health and safety,” Ms Kerr said.

“It has been clear to me in interactions I have had, particularly with system partners, that Phil’s commitment and passionate and articulate advocacy for health and safety is highly respected.”

On his part, Mr Parkes thanked everyone at WorkSafe saying the number of workplace deaths in New Zealand has gone down since 2013.

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