Meet Our Staff
Meet our NZ agricultural health and safety consultants
Managing Director - Tech NZISM
Bronwyn has spent her lifetime in the NZ farming industry. Grew up on a rugged eastern Taranaki hill country property near Whangamomona and after secondary school completed the Trade Cert. in Farming at Flock House Agricultural Training College near Bulls then did time shepherding and shearing in the central North Island and eastern Taranaki before managing then purchasing a dairy farm businesse in a sole charge capacity. Currently with her husband Phill they have raised a family while growing their farm business to its current level of 700 dairy cow’s in Taranaki. They have three children now in their late teens and early twenties and are all currently employed in the NZ agricultural industry. Bronwyn is openly passionate about farming, the lifestyle and the rural industry. She was responsible for the establishment of Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre in Taranaki understand’s farm training, and has facilitated DairyNZ discussion groups in North Taranaki and was the New Zealand Young Farmers National AgriKidsNZ Manager for 4years. OnFarmSafety was developed as a brand in April 2013 and now employs a total team of 12 around New Zealand to support New Zealand farmers as they develop their health & safety systems. In 2015 OnFarmSafety NZ succeeding in winning a number of local and national awards and Bronwyn was nominated as a Westpac Women of Influence in the rural category. She is currently President of Federated Farmers, Chairperson of Taranaki Women In Farming and Trustee of Taranaki Rural Support Trust.
Phone me on 027 664 5212
Fran Awburn- Waikato
Health and Safety Consultant - Waikato
I am from a rural background with my family farming at Raetihi. My husband John and I farmed there before moving north to the Waikato in the 1980's, where we live today on a small dairy grazing block at Puahue. Our 4 adult children are all on the land involved with Drystock, Dairying, Dairy grazing and Horses.
Farming is definitely in the blood. I have previously worked within the banking industry for 22 years with 17 of those years as a personal branch manager. I now have the opportunity to work within our farming community alongside farmers helping with providing a safe and healthy working environment for all employees and how we can maintain safe work practices under the new legislation coming in.
I have undertaken most seasonal farming tasks over the years and I appreciate and understand the special nature of farming and the fact that our place of work is also our home.
I believe that strengthening our responsibilities around Health and Safety on farm must be taken seriously and practicability applied in order to minimise the risks.
Its a privilege to be working with the team of dedicated like minded people at OnFarmSafety New Zealand.
Phone me on 027 442 9119
Gregg Peters- Southland and Otago
Health and Safety Consultant - Southland, Otago and Canterbury
I'm a born and bred Southlander, with a passion for motorbikes, duckshooting and classic cars. I've spent the last 13 years looking after the Health and Safety requirements for a large Invercargill based company who have the franchises for New Holland, Case III, Kubota, Ford and Mazda.
Working in a company that services the rural industry has given me a good appreciation for the types of equipment used on farms and the dangers associated with them. Tractors and machinery are getting larger and more powerful and the potential risk increases along with them.
I pride myself on offering a friendly and thorough service and aim to make complying with your Health and Safety obligations as easy as possible.
Phone me on 027 564 4339
Sandra Crone- Nelson/Marlborough
Health and Safety Consultant - Marlborough/Nelson, Tech NZISM
I’m from a rural background growing up in Canada where our family grazed beef cattle on a small holding. My husband and I managed our own aquaculture company
for several years, breeding and exporting fish and consulting to farmers on sustainable dam management practices and optimal fish production until
we moved back to New Zealand in early 2000.
Since then I have been involved in training and development for small-medium sized businesses and managing the Health and Safety system for an environmental contracting company.
I hold an international certificate in Health and Safety (NEBOSH) and plan to continue my own learning and development in this field.
I look forward to working with a diverse range of sectors i.e. agriculture, viticulture, aquaculture and apiary businesses (to name just a few) that reside in the top of the south region by helping them to provide a safe and healthy working environment for themselves, staff and visitors to their farms.
Phone me on 027 757 0011