John O'Rourke

Health and Safety Consultant - Health and Safety

John is a health and safety specialist who has experience working with multinationals in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Most recently, John was Group Safety and Wellbeing Director for Lion, supporting the senior leadership team in delivering continuous improvement in the health and safety of their staff.

John has been working in the new health and safety environment in Australia, ensuring that Lion’s directors and officers fully understood their obligations under the Model Health and Safety legislation and providing guidance on how to carry out their due diligence duties.

John’s role at MinterEllisonRuddWatts complements the work of our legal teams by providing guidance on the new Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and the responsibilities of Directors and Officers under this legislation. John helps Boards and senior leadership teams drive best practice in health and safety governance, understand their significant risks/hazards and help develop a reporting regime to meet the new due diligence requirements.

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