Fran Awburn- 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