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
Jenny Brookes- Manawatu
Health and Safety Consultant - Manawatu
My husband Robert and I have been dairy farming for 30+ years and have 4 adult children. We have been through the system managing, share milking, equity partnership, farm ownership and operations manager for a trust. Robert is now a farm consultant. We have employed up to 10 staff plus casuals and implemented policies and procedures which has given me a good understanding of keeping Health & Safety simple, practical but compliant. I am aware of the work load farmers face and look forward to helping and guiding you with your Health & Safety commitments through the On Farm Safety system.
Phone me on 027 279 9866
Nic Wicksteed- Head Office
Online Support- Stratford Office
My husband and I are 50/50 sharemilkers in Eltham, calving 360 cows, we came third in the 2016 Taranaki Dairy Industry Awards. We have three children Ryan, Gemma and Cory..
I have in the past worked in accounting having a NZ Diploma in Business and just recently completed a Diploma in Agribusiness Management. With
managing the Health and Safety system on our own farm I understand the importance of this in the workplace and am excited to be working at On Farm
Safety New Zealand.