Tom Boderick MSc (Occupational H&S)

Health and Safety Professional
Government Health and Safety Lead
Wellington Region


I'm currently the Government Health and Safety Lead's (GHSL) Principal Advisor. I provide health and safety subject matter expertise to the GHSL and where needed, the sector.

This role largely involves pulling the sector together to form a community of practice, but also collaboration to address common goals across the public service.

Prior to the GHSL, I was a health and safety consultant at Deloitte. During this role I completed work for organisations around New Zealand in the private and public sectors. 

Examples of the Health and Safety work that I have completed:

  • Development of best practice guidance for the sector
  • Pulling together the sector's H&S leads to work together
  • Sourcing sector data
  • Implementation of health and safety system improvements
  • Advisory support to provide a viewpoint on health and safety areas of concern
  • Gap analysis to assess how current management practices are designed and operate effectively
  • Independent reviews and audits of health and safety management systems and practices from head office to the frontline
  • I also have experience as an in-house H&S professional.


My work experience in a H&S setting has covered the following industries:

  • National and Local Government
  • Energy
  • Oil and Gas
  • Transport, Logistics and Distribution
  • Communications
  • Health Sector
  • Disability Services
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Hotels, Restaurants and Bars
HASANZ Registered
  • New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
  • Master of Science (Occupational H&S)
My Skills and Experience

Postal address

34-38 Bowen Street
Wellington 6140