Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Search begins for new WorkSafe boss

WorkSafe New Zealand Chief Executive, Steve Haszard, will step aside from his interim role in mid-2024, when the priority tasks he was brought in by the Board to undertake will largely be completed.

WorkSafe Board Chair, Jennifer Kerr said Mr Haszard (pictured) was appointed on a short term basis in October last year during a challenging time for WorkSafe.

“His considerable experience in regulatory practice, organisational change and strategy development saw him get straight to work on our immediate priorities,” she said.

“Steve has swiftly delivered on those, and the Board is grateful for his strong and decisive leadership. He and I agree that the start of a new financial year will be around the right time to hand over to a permanent Chief Executive.”

Ms Kerr said that between now and mid-2024, Mr Haszard and the WorkSafe executive team will continue working at pace to frame up and finalise the operating plan which will be ready for delivery for the start of the new financial year.

The Board will go to market for the Chief Executive role this week, she confirmed.

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