ABOUT SHOPCARE

ShopCare represents the supply chain, transport, manufacturing and retail business sectors and industry. We are focussed on health and safety and were established in July 2019 with the support of industry members and ACC.

 

We partner with suppliers, transporters, manufacturers and retailers to improve the safety, health and wellbeing of all employees involved in the creation, supply, delivery, and sale of retail items, goods, and services.

 

We aim to drive safety leadership to increase awareness, positively change behaviours, and save lives.

Our focus is to help businesses understand key risks, identify best practice safety procedures, and support the implementation of key initiatives. 

Good safety is good for business.

MEET THE TEAM

Liz May, ShopCare, Health & Safety, Health Safety Wellbeing, Safety leadership, Industry Group, Sector Group, Workplace safety, Healthy workplace, Retail, Retailers, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Transport, Transportation, ACC,

Liz May

Liz has over 20 years' experience in the food & grocery industry. She has worked in merchandise, managed systems implementation and support, store operations support, replenishment, and logistics. Liz's most recent role was as GM of Logistics for Countdown. 

Liz has implemented and managed numerous initiatives to improve workplace health & safety. She understands risk, human behaviour, and the importance of employee education, information and empowerment.

 

In her role as CEO of ShopCare, Liz is passionate about providing health & safety leadership to the retail and supply chain industry to ensure more people go home safe and well to their families when they finish work. 

Catherine Ross, ShopCare, Health & Safety, Health Safety Wellbeing, Safety leadership, Industry Group, Sector Group, Workplace safety, Healthy workplace, Retail, Retailers, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Transport, Transportation, ACC,

Catherine Ross

Originally from Scotland, Catherine has worked in the tertiary sector in New Zealand for the past eight years, leading change and enhancing customer experience. 

Most recently Catherine has been focused on delivering effective student wellbeing strategies for AUT University. Catherine is a Social Scientist at heart with a passion for improving processes and knowledge exchange for the betterment of others.

 

A lover of the great outdoors, Catherine is a keen tramper, cyclist and explorer in her spare time.

Catherine's focus is on supporting an improvement in safety in the transport industry.

Wes van Deventer, ShopCare, Health & Safety, Health Safety Wellbeing, Safety leadership, Industry Group, Sector Group, Workplace safety, Healthy workplace, Retail, Retailers, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Transport, Transportation, ACC,

Wes van Deventer

Wes is a business and health, safety, security and environment specialist with 13 years' experience leading strategy, compliance and business improvement.

 

He has worked across a mix of low to high risk environment industries, specialising in FMCG (retail, manufacturing and supply chain).

Wes has championed the merchandising and retail sales function as a "centre of excellence", providing resources, systems, initiatives and expertise to eliminate and/or reduce risks, prevent incidents, ensure compliance and maximise organisational performance.

Wes' main focus is to standardise best practice and risk reduction strategies, and to ensure continuous improvement and sustainability within the industry.

Shirley Pereira, ShopCare, Health & Safety, Health Safety Wellbeing, Safety leadership, Industry Group, Sector Group, Workplace safety, Healthy workplace, Retail, Retailers, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Transport, Transportation, ACC,

Shirley Pereira

Shirley has many years of experience in both the FMCG and electronics industries, she has managed teams in replenishment, sales, online fulfilment, and customer service, with a strong focus on stakeholder engagement.

Shirley has developed expertise within her teams and ensured good communication channels, particularly between the organisations and their external stakeholders, leading to stronger relationships and improved outcomes. 

 

In her role at ShopCare, Shirley is working with Liz and the team to develop guidelines, processes and lines of communication that will promote the aim of the organisation to provide health & safety leadership for the supply chain, manufacturing, transport, and retail sectors.

 

SHOPCARE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Liz May

ShopCare, Health & Safety, Health Safety Wellbeing, Safety leadership, Industry Group, Sector Group, Workplace safety, Healthy workplace, Retail, Retailers, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Transport, Transportation, ACC, Liz May

Liz May

Liz has over 20 years' experience in the food & grocery industry. She has worked in merchandise, managed systems implementation and support, store operations support, replenishment, and logistics. Liz's most recent role was as GM of Logistics for Countdown. 

Liz has implemented and managed numerous initiatives to improve workplace health & safety. She understands risk, human behaviour, and the importance of employee education, information and empowerment.

 

In her role as CEO of ShopCare, Liz is passionate about providing health & safety leadership to the retail and supply chain industry to ensure more people go home safe and well to their families when they finish work. 

Gerry Lynch

Gerry Lynch

Gerry is Managing Director of the Real Leadership Company and has a long career in the food and beverage industry, encompassing production management to marketing for organisations such as Delmaine, Mars, Frucor, and Cadbury.

 

Gerry has also invested in food based start ups, demonstrating his commitment to innovation in NZ.

 

Gerry is a Board member of the Food & Grocery Council, previous Chair of the FGC Industry Relations Group, and established and Chaired the FGC Safety Sub-Group.

He has previously held the position of steering committee member with the Business Leaders' Health & Safety Forum. 

Mike O'Brien

Mike O'Brien

Mike is a senior executive with diverse industry experience in supply chain and logistics, IT and telecommunications, brand management and engineering.

He has a passion for workplace health & safety and expertise in leading organisations through business re-engineering and culture transformation.

 

Committed to raising health & safety standards of NZ's workplaces, Mike is currently the Independent Chair of HASANZ, a steering committee member with the Business Leaders' Health & Safety Forum, and co-leads the Health & Safety Working Group for the Food & Grocery Council.

Katherine Rich

Katherine Rich

Katherine is Chief Executive of the Food and Grocery Council, an industry association that advocates on behalf of companies marketing food and other fast moving consumer goods.

Katherine was a Member of Parliament 1999 – 2008 and prior to that held a number of agribusiness marketing roles.

 

She is Chair of Fairtrade Australia New Zealand and the Parliamentary Education Trust and a Board member of the International Business Forum and children’s charity Barnardos.

She is a former New Zealand member of the APEC Business Advisory Council and Deputy Chair of the Food Safety Advisory and Assurance Council. 

SHOPCARE STEERING GROUP

The Steering Group was established in 2014. This group identified the need for a dedicated resource to progress initiatives and bring them to life within the industry - ShopCare. The Steering Group provides leadership in the development, implementation and sustainability of health, safety and wellbeing strategies and programs.  

 

Current members of the Steering Group are:​

Kim Calvert

Country Manager,

Cottonsoft Limited

Michelle Cooper

Head of Safety and Wellbeing, Foodstuffs North Island

Jon Adams

Executive General Manager,

Toll New Zealand

Terry Johnson

General Manager,

Health, Safety & Wellbeing,

The Warehouse Group

Scott Kyle

Managing Director at ASK Health and Safety Group

Gerry Lynch

Chair and Managing Director,

The Real Leadership Company

Liz May

CEO, ShopCare

Mike O'Brien

HASANZ Independent Chair & philanthropic safety leader

Tony Ziolo

Health and Safety Manager, Foodstuffs South Island