Liz recently started working with Belgravia on February 22nd 2022 as our Group Health and Safety Manager. Since Liz started, she says some of her highlights have included familiarising herself with the company and our people.
“Getting out into the venues, both in Melbourne where I’m based and interstate, has helped me to understand the breadth of impact that Belgravia has on communities as well as individuals. It has been fantastic to feel the passion that venues have for ensuring the safety and well-being of members and guests.”
How have you been impacted by Covid and what have you learnt?
“From a professional perspective, the emergence of Covid initially shifted the focus of WHS toward infectious disease management and, in the case of Belgravia, managing workforce return to duties following lockdowns.
“Long term however the prevalence of emotional and psychological impacts and importance of ensuring the wellbeing of each other is becoming a priority across all business, sectors and nations,” Liz explained.
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What is your favourite and least favourite thing about your career?
“I love working with people to identify ways to improve the safety of a workplace. Whether it be a perception change, work design alteration or system improvement that ‘ah ha’ moment when people realise the long-term potential for having a safe and supportive workplace is wonderful.
“On the flip side, safety professionals are at times required to be involved with incidents and injuries that have a significant impact on a person, workgroup or community. This can be a confronting process.”
Where do you see yourself in the next three to five years?
“I hope to be a more embedded part of the Belgravia family, with the Think Safe, Act Safe, Be Safe methodology well and truly out there.”
What are three things you’re most passionate about in life and why?
“As an occupational therapist and ergonomist with a background in fitness and swim teaching (a long time ago) I am passionate about movement for life, no matter your ability.
“With three young kiddies, I am passionate about my family and instilling great values of equality, acceptance and thoughtfulness. I adore gardening and everything that comes with it, the meditation, movement and literally enjoying fruits of your labour.”
What does sustainability mean to you?
“Sustainability means taking steps toward ensuring a world whereby future generations can experience a natural and joyful quality of life. No matter how significant or isolated – every action counts!
“I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has made me feel welcome at Belgravia, I am truly excited about the journey ahead.”