Growing the next generation of H&S Leaders - IMPAC Scholarship awarded

22 July, 2021  |  News

IMPAC, as Network Partner of NZISM’s Emerging Safety Leaders, has offered a developing health and safety professional the amazing opportunity to grow their potential with a NEBOSH training scholarship valued at $13,500.

The response from ESL members was enthusiastic and after careful consideration of many deserving applicants, we are delighted to announce the recipient of the IMPAC Scholarship is Jessie Bourke of Logic Forest Solutions in Gisborne.

The judging panel was impressed by Jessie’s ambition and dedication to promote change nationally within the forestry sector. She has recently been elected to the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the Forest Industry Safety Council (FISC) and Safetree Certification, with the goal to develop the contractor certification into an industry-wide accreditation.

Jessie has already earned a positive reputation and profile locally, achieving recognition from industry and her peers when in June of this year, she won the Emerging Leader Award at the Eastland Forestry Awards. Earlier this year she was also one of ten appointed to the National Worksafe think tank project around manual faller fatalities in the industry.

Director/Operations Manager at Logic Forest Solutions Ben Williams says Jessie is one of the most well-respected H&S practitioners on the East Coast. “In the four years she has been with Logic Forest Solutions she has really stepped up her skills. In 2020 she was contracted to the Gisborne District Council and went from being a junior H&S assistant to having a senior management position just six weeks into the project.”

Jessie will receive a training scholarship for the internationally recognised NEBOSH Diploma programme from IMPAC, the only NZ based NEBOSH Gold Learning Partner.

In awarding Jessie the IMPAC Scholarship the judging panel acknowledge her achievements to date and recognise her as an exceptional Emerging Safety Leader who has demonstrated a strong commitment to gaining and sharing knowledge.

The panel also recognised two other high calibre applicants, Shannon Scully of Booth’s Transport Limited and Jaylene Barwick of Wise Management Services, who were each awarded training courses from IMPAC’s Certificate in Occupational H&S Leadership - Level 4.

IMPAC would like to thank all the ESL members who took the time to apply and share their aspirations, experiences and enthusiasm for developing themselves and growing New Zealand’s health and safety community. We look forward to sharing more learning and development opportunities with ESL over the coming months.

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