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Electrical Safety Week 2022

Peter MundyPeter is a Principal Electrical Safety Inspector at the Electrical Safety Office.

He has more than 30 years’ experience in the electrical industry and has worked in major facility maintenance and commercial contracting.

Peter is an advocate for workers to embrace the benefits of working in the electrical industry while respecting the hazards.

Darius BoydQueensland rugby league champion Darius Boyd has played more than 300 NRL matches over his 15-year career, including 28 State of Origin matches for Queensland and 23 undefeated Tests for Australia.

He was captain of the Brisbane Broncos from 2017 to 2019 and, among other awards and accolades, he has received the Clive Churchill Medal, the Ron McAuliffe Medal, RLPA Player of the Year and RLPA Fullback of the Year.

Mid-way through his career however, after years of anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts, he made the brave decision to check into a mental health facility.

Darius has published a book Battling the Blues, revealing how to deal with depression, overcome adversity and live with mental illness.

Belinda WattonAs an experienced senior executive, Belinda leads a broad and complex portfolio to deliver critical strategies and services to Energy Queensland, enabling the organisation to realise its vision of energising Queensland communities. This includes human resources, safety, environment and cultural heritage, property and fleet.

A member of Chief Executive Women, Belinda holds formal qualifications in business, law, and finance. Belinda is also a Director for the Energex and Ergon Distribution businesses, Energy Skills Queensland, and HELP Enterprises.

Tim CurtisTim Curtis is a SAS veteran, director and author of The Resilience Shield - the most comprehensive, evidence-based model on resilience.

Tim is a senior consultant with more than 20 years of leadership and management experience including a first career with the Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment.

Tim was appointed as Australia’s first principal adviser to the Government of Sierra Leone in 2001 during a protracted period of civil war.

Donna HeelanDonna is the Executive Director of the Electrical Safety Office and oversees the strategic delivery of electrical safety across Queensland. Her role involves developing and enforcing standards for electrical safety and promoting improved safety performance in the wider community.

Donna is a member of the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC), Chair of the Standing Committee of Officials, Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS), and holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management.

Carly IrvingCarly Irving is the CEO of NRMA Energy.

With over 25 years’ experience, Carly has built an extensive career history, navigating her way through fast-paced operations, HR, marketing, and education roles.

Carly is focussed on supporting women in leadership positions, in under-represented, traditionally male-dominated industries. This passion has translated into her appointment to the Sherwood Magpies AFL Board, the Springfield Anglican College Council and recognition in the Telstra’s Business Women’s Awards.

Veronica MauriVeronica Mauri is a management, training, and electrical safety professional with over 40 years’ experience in the electrical industry. Veronica is a training and safety consultant and holds a electrical fitter mechanic licence.

Veronica has extensive experience in training and safety in the electrical industry, a Diploma of Electrical Engineering, and a Bachelor of Business Management. She was the first female electrician to hold an electrical contractor licence in Queensland.

Veronica is a valued member of the Queensland Electrical Licensing Committee.

Michael GibsonMichael is the Director of Field Services with the Electrical Safety Office. he has been involved in the electrical industry for 35 years, with more than 20 years in a regulatory role. He is an experienced leader in the delivery of inspection and enforcement strategies to enforce and monitor compliance of duty holders with electrical safety legislation.

Jane ErreyJane is the Senior Electrical Engineer and Director at SPA Consulting (Qld) Pty Ltd, based in Cairns and Townsville.

She has more than 40 years’ experience in the electrical industry, working in both private and public sectors. She began her electrical apprenticeship at Cockatoo Island Dockyard in Sydney Harbour, refitting ships and submarines. Jane then worked as an electrician for several years in New South Wales before working at Argyle Diamond mine in Western Australia.

Jane holds a degree in electrical engineering and has been a member of the Electrical Licensing Committee since 2011.

Sean O'Connor In 2017, Sean’s sister, Kerryn O’Connor, was killed by an electric shock while handling an electrical appliance with a hidden failure. Sean works to prevent others from experiencing the grief of losing a loved one in an avoidable incident. His passion is consumer protection.

Sean is the Deputy Chair of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s consultative committee for work-related fatalities and serious incidents.

Representing his parents, Jim and Robyn, Sean joined the committee after experiencing the devastating impact that Kerryn’s death had on his family. He has an electrical trade and experience leading staff in heavy industrial, transport and mining industries. This provides him with a practical insight into the health and safety challenges that workers face going about and doing their jobs.

Stacey OzolinsStacey is the Acting Director of Supply and Networks of the Electrical Safety Office. She leads the regulation of electrical with prescribed electricity entities, accredited auditors and undertakes targeted programs of work to improve electrical safety throughout Queensland.

Previously working with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission, Construction Skills Queensland and Master Electricians Australia. Stacey’s career has included successfully delivering programs and services to support the skills and development of workers and business across the electrical and building and construction sectors.

Stacey has a passion for electrical safety and has worked in and around the electrical sector for much of her career. She was a member of the Electrical Safety Office’s Electrical Safety Education Committee and was part of the Electrical Safety Act 2002 review.

Mark PocockMark is a lead inspector within Compliance team at the Electrical Safety Office. He is a passionate subject-matter expert when it comes to electrical risk management having worked in domestic, commercial and industrial electrical industry sectors.

Mark began his trade journey in 1999, starting with entry level pre-vocational trade training and progressing through each level of the electrical industry - apprentice, electrical worker, electrical supervisor and now an electrical inspector for the last seven years.

Through his involvement in community sport and taking on leadership roles, Mark’s experience provides a thorough perspective on workplace and team culture, and risk management strategies that can not only help individuals but help businesses achieve greater success.

Julie and Don SagerJulie and Don Sager are Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Safety Advocates.

At the age of 25, Julie and Don’s son Adam died from mesothelioma (an asbestos related disease). Now they visit Queensland businesses as part of the safety advocate campaign, to try and educate people about the risk of exposure to asbestos.