Mr Julian Columbus MSc, GradNZISM

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


I have recently joined the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) where I am directly involved in a range of critical risk and assurance processes for the Market Services Quality Branch. The health, safety and security of all people is a core focus area for MBIE and the NZ Government, and 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 Managers and their teams to improve business safety visibility, compliance and performance quality. 

I have been involved in staff safety,  health and safety management and leadership for 20+ years across a range of commercial businesses, Government agencies, Embassies, Non-Government Organisations (NGO), the NZ Police and NZ cultural institutions. I have worked abroad extensively leading and managing projects within the Oil and Gas sector and foreign Embassy security risk functions across the Middle East, construction quality and safety assurance leadership in post-earthquake Canterbury, and developing Police Officer staff safety training and tactical firearms capability for NZ Police Officers and the Royal NZ Police College to name some.

I am a NZ Ministry of Justice licensed Security Consultant and Investigator with extensive experience in applying safety related risk management strategies to physical environments in order to make them safer.  I have been a Graduate member of the NZ Institute of Safety Management (NZISM) since 2014.  

Julian Columbus MSc, GradNZISM

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