New MNZ managers appointed

Safe Seas Clean Seas Issue 41, September 2012

MNZ is committed to implementing a number of significant changes over the next 12 months.

The Maritime Operator Safety System (MOSS) and Qualifications and Operational Limits (QOL) projects and embedding the Health and Safety in Employment Act (HSEA), in particular, means that MNZ will be focusing more on operators’ safety systems (not just vessels) and outcomes (safe, secure, clean seas).

MNZ is making strategic and internal changes to become a stronger evidence–based, intelligence–led and risk–focused organisation where work is guided and directed by a clear operating model, good information, analysis and a comprehensive systemic understanding of the issues at hand.

This has led to a change to the business group structure. Sharyn Forsyth was appointed to the newly created position of General Manager Maritime Standards, taking up the role on 30 August. With more than 14 years at MNZ (formerly General Manager Maritime Services), Sharyn brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role, and will provide valuable representation and advice to stakeholders and the wider maritime community.

Harry Hawthorn, former General Manager of the Rena Response Group, has been appointed to the newly created position of General Manager Maritime Compliance from 30 August. Harry’s extensive experience in compliance and successful oversight of the Rena response made him a strong candidate for the position, and he is looking forward to the challenges of his new role.

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