By NZHJ July 10, 2018 Work Safety

July's first movers & shakers: Jerry Hirst returns to Winstone Wallboards in an interim role while Brett Murray takes over at Site Safe.

Jerry Hirst rejoined Winstone Wallboards last month on an interim basis as National Sales & Channel Manager following the recent resignation of Bryan Young and pending the recruitment of a permanent replacement.

Says the company: "We would like to thank Bryan for his commitment, loyalty and the positive contribution he has made over the past few years and to wish him all the best for the future."

Jerry is well known to the industry, having led Winstone Wallboards' sales team for almost 20 years before spending the last two and a half years as GM Sales & Marketing at ITM.

Brett Murray (above) has been appointed as Site Safe New Zealand’s new Chief Executive.

He takes over from outgoing Chief Executive, Alison Molloy, on 3 September and brings to the role a background in health and safety including several senior roles with WorkSafe, MBIE and the Department and Labour.

Most recently, as General Manager Operations at WorkSafe, he was responsible for WorkSafe’s inspectorate and technical support functions.

While Central Region Manager at the Department of Labour, he headed the investigation into the Pike River disaster and as GM High Hazards and Specialist Services with MBIE, later went on to establish the High Hazard Unit, which provides specialist oversight of New Zealand’s petroleum, extractives and major hazard facilities sectors.

Site Safe Chairman, Peter Jackson, also recognised Alison Molloy: “I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge Alison’s outstanding dedication to improving health and safety in New Zealand construction over the past five years. We wish her every success for the future.”

Read our recent feature around the changes in and around safety in construction here.

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