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How it all started

Back in 2007, two Kiwi tradies decided there was a time and place for ‘she’ll be right’ – and it wasn’t on the construction site.

A new approach and attitude towards health and safety on-site was needed. Something simple that tradies could get on board with.

HazardCo was born.

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Our aim has always been to give our customers in the construction industry the systems and advice they need to make their job safer and simpler to do. Our digital tools do exactly that. It’s what you need, when you need it… all from your back pocket!

At HazardCo, we care about helping you focus on what matters – getting the job done and making sure everyone makes it home safely at the end of the day. We get it, the old ways suck. Mountains of paperwork won’t keep the person at the top of the ladder safe, yet at the same time we want to make sure we do everything we can to look after ourselves and our people. That’s where we step in. We empower you to manage health and safety, in the simplest way possible.

From our iconic safety boards to our digital app, we put the right tools in place to make on-site safety a priority. Every single one of us has a responsibility to ensure our sites are safe for all workers and anyone who steps onto site.

HazardCo, health and safety made simple.

The Team

We’re a good bunch. And we’re keen to get to know you. But first, get to know us!

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Senior Leadership Team

HazardCo Board members and SLT. Photo copyright Mark Coote.

Daniel Lamb

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Head of Finance and Corporate

Daniel is HazardCo’s Head of Finance and Corporate. Prior to HazardCo, Daniel worked for Spark with a focus on process automation, control and improvement. Daniel also brings audit experience having previously worked as an Assurance Senior for PwC.

HazardCo Board members and SLT. Photo copyright Mark Coote.

Ginny Ryder

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Head of Commercial NZ

Ginny is our Head of Customer Success and has 20+ years of experience across ecommerce, digital marketing, and Business Development. Ginny is a former Sales Director at Trade Me jobs.

HazardCo Board members and SLT. Photo copyright Mark Coote.

Iain Dixon

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Chief Executive & Director

Iain is HazardCo’s Chief Executive & Director. Prior to HazardCo, Iain was a Partner at Denali Venture Partners. Iain has an extensive track record of delivering successful change with global businesses and scaling ventures.

HazardCo Board members and SLT. Photo copyright Mark Coote.

Katrina Henderson

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Head of People & Operations

Katrina has been with HazardCo for over 8 years and is our current Head of People and Operations and former General Manager. Katrina has 20+ years experience in governance, business operations and people management.

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Luke Williams

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Head of Business Development

Luke is Head of Business Development and looks after our Australian business. He was our foundation employee in Australia and is based in Melbourne. Luke has a strong background in business management across multiple segments of the building materials industry.

HazardCo Board members and SLT. Photo copyright Mark Coote.

Pete Akuhata

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Head of Product & Development

Pete is HazardCo’s Head of Product and Development after working for us as tech lead the last 12 months. Pete joins us with a wealth of experience and is a former Senior Software Engineer for ANZ and Certus Solutions. Pete also has experience working as a Mobile chapter Lead for Trade Me.

Board of Directors

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Adam Davy

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Board member

Adam is a former Managing Partner of BDO Wellington, Head of Advisory and Director of Innovation for BDO New Zealand. Adam’s expertise includes governance, strategic and business planning, business growth facilitation, and management, merger and acquisition negotiations.

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Gavin Karl

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Board member

Gavin co-founded HazardCo in 2006 and is a current Director. He has over 30 years of experience in bricklaying, carpentry and in the development, build and sale of residential homes in the Wellington region.

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Mark Potter

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Board member

Mark co-founded HazardCo in 2006 and is a current Director. In 2007 Mark co-founded a new construction business, GTEE Ltd, and is currently Managing Director. 

Mark has over 20 years experience in specifying and supplying products to the commercial construction sector.

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Patrick O'Rourke

Board member

Patrick is the former Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank New Zealand. Patrick has over 20 year’s investment banking experience in Europe, Australia and New Zealand with Deutsche Bank.  Along with other governance and board roles Patrick was a member of Deutsche Bank’s Australian and New Zealand Executive Committee, Chairman of New Zealand’s Supervisory Committee, and a board member of Craigs Investment Partners.

 Patrick is also a Chartered Accountant and currently a Director of numerous private companies.

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Richard Cawsey

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Board member

Richard is the founder and managing partner of Denali Venture Partners. Richard specialises in business transformation, strategy acceleration, performance enhancement, leadership & financial capital management, governance, and mergers and acquisitions.

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Tim Wong

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Board member

Tim is the Chief Revenue Officer at Solace who are a global technology company. Before that, Tim spent over 25 years with IBM and held senior positions in Asia and world-wide — most recently, he was General Manager, Enterprise, Australia/New Zealand. Tim specialises in leading global and industry organisations in telecommunications, media, retail, banking, SME and startups during times of significant structural transformation.

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Say Hello to Joe

Messing around on-site? Don’t be an egg, mate. I know a thing or two about health and safety, and so do HazardCo. You might see me popping up with some choice tips that make staying safe on-site a breeze.

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Get in touch today

Need to contact us?

If you need to contact the HazardCo team directly, do not hesitate to get in touch via the below contact details.

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