About ShopCare

Established in July 2019 with the financial support of ACC and major retail industry members, ShopCare represents the retail and supply chain health and safety sector, and meets a critical need for safety leader-ship to drive long term positive change.

 

Focused initially on the food and grocery sub-sector, ShopCare partners with major retailers, manufacturers, transporters and suppliers to improve the safety, health and wellbeing of all employees involved in the creation, supply, delivery, and sale of the numerous items that grace our diary, supermarket, and retail shelves.

 

ShopCare aims to achieve enhanced ownership and responsibility amongst business leaders for organisational health and safety, and a better understanding of risks and impacts. 

 

By identifying best practice safety procedures and supporting the implementation of key initiatives across organisations, we will increase awareness, positively change behaviours, and save lives.

 

ShopCare aims to enhance wellbeing, and reduce risk and harm to employees across the entire retail and supply chain sector.

 

Good safety is good for business.

 

The focus of ShopCare and our shared objectives are aligned with the Government’s 2028 Health and Safety Strategy, and the ACC and Worksafe’s Harm Prevention Action Plan.

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The ShopCare Team

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. 

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 in to standardise best practice and risk reduction strategies, and to ensure continuous improvement and sustainability within the industry.

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 will be on supporting an improvement in safety in the transport industry.

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 retail and supply chain sector.

The ShopCare Management Committee

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. 

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.

Gerry is currently CEO of Delmaine Fine Foods. He has a long career in the food and beverage industry, encompassing production management to marketing for organisations such as 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 the Chaired the FGC Safety Sub-Group. He has previously held the position of steering committee member with the Business Leaders' Health & Safety Forum. 

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. 

Industry Steering Group

The industry health, safety and wellbeing 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. The Steering Group will provide strategic leadership in the development, implementation and sustainability of health, safety and wellbeing programs and strategies across the food and grocery retail and supply chain. 

 

Current members of the Steering Group are:

  • Gerry Lynch, Chair and CEO, Delmaine

  • Liz May, CEO, ShopCare

  • Mike O'Brien, HASANZ Independent Chair and philanthropic safety leader

  • Terry Johnson, General Manager, Health, Safety and Wellbeing, The Warehouse Group

  • Michelle Cooper, Head of Safety and Wellbeing, Foodstuffs North Island

  • Tony Ziolo, Health and Safety Manager, Foodstuffs South Island

  • Ben Sheidow, Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Woolworths NZ Ltd

  • Craig Langley, CEO, Mix Ltd

  • Scott Kyle, General Manager Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Fonterra NZ

  • Angie Samuel, Director, Storelink

  • Cathy Faulkner, Working Safety Director, Frucor Suntory

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