Louise Howard


Louise Howard is a qualified Health and Safety professional with over 10 years' experience leading large-scale billion-dollar infrastructure projects encompassing civil, rail and electrical works. In 2020 she was named one of The Australian Financial Review BOSS Young Executives of the Year, as well as a finalist for NSW Public Servant of the Year.

Louise has recently led the Transport for NSW Health and Safety branch of 140 people in specialist and generalist disciplines. Her role as Deputy Executive Director Health and Safety at Sydney Metro sees her lead a team of 45 people with an effective influence over approx. 6000 construction workers to deliver on the State Government's Future 2056 vision.

She has worked in safety, operations and risk consulting across the health, education, transport, and power industries – in the public and private sector – and regularly takes part in events and forums to share her experience and insights. She also sits on the Audit & Risk Committee for Western Sydney University.

Louise was inspired to get involved in health and safety work after her own experience of a workplace injury in her family. It is a subject close to her heart and one she believes we should all champion in whichever field of work we serve.