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CHASNZ appoints Chris Alderson as new CEO

CHASNZ is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Alderson as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer.

“We are delighted to have appointed someone of Chris Aldersons’ calibre” said CHASNZ Board Chair, Roger McRae.  “Chris is one of New Zealand’s leading senior executives in health and safety and business transformation, with experience across some of New Zealand’s leading organisations including PWC, Fonterra and Air New Zealand. His established national and international networks will help us grow CHASNZ and deliver a step change in health and safety culture in the construction industry.”

Mr Alderson brings 25 years of business experience and is currently Director of Management Consulting at PWC where he has led the health and safety consulting services nationally for the past four years. Prior to this role, Chris spent 11 years with Fonterra in senior leadership positions including managing local and global health and safety performance improvement.

Mr Alderson will commence his new role in mid-September and will be based at the Auckland office.

Jon Harper-Slade who has been Acting CEO for the past four months and was formerly GM of ConstructSafe and the Construction Safety Council will move to the role of GM Skills and Competency with responsibility for resuming the role of managing the ConstructSafe safety competency assessment scheme, as well as leading other key industry initiatives.

“The Board would like to acknowledge and thank Jon for the significant contribution he has made to the organisation in his time as Acting CEO”, said Mr McRae.