Gordon MacDonald, the Acting Deputy Chief Executive of the Health and Safety Executive, is to leave in March 2014 to join the newly formed health and safety regulator Worksafe New Zealand as Chief Executive Officer.
Gordon MacDonald said: “In my 35 years in HSE I have met so many great people and had such different, challenging and exciting jobs that it will be a real wrench to leave. But the opportunity arose to use my skills and experience to lead the new health and safety regulator in New Zealand. New Zealand has a poor health and safety record which it is very serious about wanting to improve, and the chance to play a key role in helping them achieve this was too good to pass up.”
Kevin Myers, HSE’s Acting Chief Executive, said: “I would like to thank Gordon for his 35 years of service with HSE, improving health and safety risk management in the workplace. He has worked in a wide range of roles and functions over the course of his career to date and this will serve him well in his new role. I wish him all the very best for the future. Arrangements for replacing Gordon will be announced in due course.”