Julian Columbus MSc, GradNZISM

Health and Safety Practitioner
Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE)
Canterbury Region


I am directly involved in a range of critical risk and assurance processes across MBIE where I have the opportunity to influence strategic safety leadership, worker engagement, risk management and inter-agency safety processes from this key regional role. One of my focus' is working on leadership initiatives with senior Managers and their teams to improve business safety visibility, compliance and performance quality. 

I have been involved in staff safety,  health and safety management, well-being and leadership for 20+ years across a range of commercial businesses, Government and Non-Government Organisations. I am also a NZ Ministry of Justice licensed Security Consultant and Investigator.

I have been a Graduate member of the NZ Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) since 2014.  

Julian Columbus 



HASANZ Registered
  • New Zealand Institute of Safety Management
  • Certificate of Approval from the Private Security Personel licensing Authority (Ministry of Justice) as an approved and license Security Consultant and Licensed Investigator).expires:2022
  • Masters of Science Degree, Advanced Diploma of Work Health and Safety, Advanced Diploma in Government (OSH), Advanced Diploma in Project Management, Advanced Diploma in Management, Diploma in Work Health and Safety, Diploma in Quality Auditing, Diploma in Vocational Education and Training, Diploma in Security and Risk Management, Diploma in New Zealand Policing Studies, NEBOSH IGC OSH, Prince2 Certified, NZ Police Advanced Certified Defensive Tactics and Weapons and Tactics Instructor
My Skills and Experience

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

Postal address

PO Box 22 725
Christchurch City, Canterbury 8011

Street address

161-163 Cashel Street
Christchurch City
Canterbury 8011