Jon Harper-Slade

  • GM Health & Safety Innovation

GM Health & Safety Innovation, CHASNZ

Jon has an essential role at CHASNZ undertaking key initiatives and researching innovative solutions that contribute to CHASNZ’s aspirations for a world class construction health and safety environment. Prior to the formation of CHASNZ, Jon was the GM of the Construction Safety Council.

Jon’s passion for helping people is what has motivated him through a varied career underpinned by health and safety.

Arriving in New Zealand in 2014, Jon worked mainly in the construction and transportation sectors for both client and constructor organisations. Previously, in the UK, Jon was Head of Health, Safety, and Environment for a global research and consultancy business working internationally, including the Middle East and Africa. Prior to this Jon worked as a Pavements Engineer and also had a career in the military working with Ammunition and Explosives.

Jon lives in West Auckland, with his wife Liz, their two dogs; Flo and Karl and their two cats; Daisy and Colin. Jon sees himself as a keen, but below average surfer and can often be found annoying the good surfers at Muriwai Beach in the evening and weekends.

Jon is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CFIOSH), a Certified Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management (CertFellNZISM) and a HASANZ registered Health and Safety Professional. Jon has also recently completed post graduate studies with Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia and is currently planning a research proposal to apply to undertake a research project for a PhD.”