Meet the Team
He is also recognised as a pragmatic Human Factors specialist, in particular, focussing on safety culture promotion, risk-taking behaviour, and the risk / human interface. He regularly presents papers at conferences in these disciplines.Eric has been active in the maritime industry since 1993, having established the Maritime Division of an international safety consultancy group before starting Pro-Safe Marine in 1997, and has been involved in the development of Codes of Practice, fatal accident investigation and a full range of training and consultancy services to the Industry. Aware of the urgent need for safety improvements within the Industry, much of his effort and time has been directed towards Commercial Fishing. Through years of work, research and investigations, he has developed the crewSAFE Safety Management System.Eric has now turned his attention to further developing and promoting the FISH Safety Foundation.
After completing studies in Exercise Science, Sam got hit by the travel bug and began working as a personal trainer on a cruise ship based in Puerto Rico. It was here that she realised that she did in fact, share her father’s love of the ocean. Unfortunately her adventures where cut short when she suffered an injury and returned home to New Zealand, and began working in the Natural Health sector. The next few years were spent developing her management and administration skills, and continuing her studies into health and wellness, this time with a holistic focus.
Now, after a short hiatus to have children, Sam has joined forces with Eric to allow for the further development of the Foundation. She directs her knowledge towards new industry specific research – in an effort to promote a better understanding of the long term effects of life at sea. Sam lives on the Kapiti Coast, New Zealand with her partner and two young sons, Max and Zac.
Peter Williams BSc, BCom
Peter ensures FISH Safety Foundation stays on the cutting edge of technology and all IT initiatives are delivered successfully across the organisation.
Darren Mitchell BA, LLB
Darren’s areas of expertise cover a wide range of employment relations and employment law areas. This includes assistance with disciplinary and performance management processes, collective and individual contract negotiations, restructuring, workplace investigations and general advice on a range of employment related matters.