We are very pleased to let you know that today the Charter has become an Incorporated Society and takes on a new name – The Canterbury Safety Charter. The name better reflects our continued work beyond the rebuild. Over the next month, we will be refreshing our website and collateral to reflect the name change.
Becoming an Incorporated Society builds on all our success so far and means you, our members, will own and drive the work of the Charter beyond the rebuild. We can now employ our own staff and manage our finances.
Our goal, however, remains the same: to ensure that everyone who works in construction in Canterbury comes home safe and healthy every night.
You’ll still have access to the great tools and resources on our website and we’ll continue to send you these regular updates. We know you value meeting up with colleagues across the construction sector at our events and workshops, so we’ll keep hosting these. We’ll also continue to be funded by your levies and WorkSafe will still support us.
The Society will be governed by a Board and its members were also selected at today’s Steering Group meeting. We’ll profile our Board members in our October update, but they come from a mix of industry, union and government and are:
- Rob Sloan, Enterprise Homes Ltd, Chair
- Ian Campbell, McConnell Dowell
- Kristina Wischnowsky, Hire Access
- Richard Holyoake, Beca
- Sarah O’Connell, TriEx
- Richard Wagstaff, President NZCTU
- Craig Sengelow, WorkSafe
To download a copy of the finalised rules, which set out how the Society will run, please click on the link below.