Ross Wilson has been appointed Chair of the WorkSafe New Zealand Board.
Mr Wilson is currently the Deputy Chair and has been acting as Chair since Professor Gregor Coster’s resignation from the Board earlier this year.
He is a former president of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions and is a lawyer who has specialised in employment, workplace health and safety law, and mediation.
For the past ten years, he has been involved in international development work and was Chief Technical Adviser for the International Labour Organisation in Myanmar from 2012-13. He is currently Chair of the Unions Aotearoa International Development Trust, the Major Arc Media Trust and the Education Benevolent Society.