Dr. Simon Roberts Appointed as the New Registrar of the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board
The Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Simon Roberts as the new Registrar of the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board (AOHSEAB). Simon will succeed Dr. Susanne Tepe in this crucial role, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to further advance the Board's mission.
AOHSEAB is supported by the AIHS to ensure that occupational health and safety professional education in Australia is built on robust scientific and technical foundations, informed by evidence, and delivered by competent professionals recognised by industry, government, and the community.
AIHS Chair Cameron Montgomery today thanked Susanne for her significant contribution and welcomed Simon saying “I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Susanne for her dedicated service as Registrar of AOHSEAB. Her unwavering commitment has been instrumental in upholding the highest standards in OHS education in Australia. I would also like to welcome Simon to the role. I am eager to work closely with him to drive positive outcomes, create opportunities for learning and improvement and ensure the Board stays current with industry requirements.”
Simon is an accomplished professional with a strong background in occupational health and safety. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration, specialising in Worker Safety: Zero Harm Messaging, Reporting, and the C-Suite, obtained from the University of Southern Queensland in 2020.
Simon has demonstrated commitment and leadership in the field, serving as a Board Member of AOHSEAB and a Committee Member at ECU School of Medical and Health Sciences. His 25 years of direct OHS experience spans government, consulting, construction, and resource industries, providing him with a comprehensive understanding of the sector.
AOHSEAB Chair Christian Frost today welcomed Simon and thanked Susanne for her contributions saying “I'm looking forward to working with Simon as we are in an exciting stage for our profession and its education needs. Simon's experience is wonderfully matched, and he brings an enthusiasm that will drive us forward. I would also like to thank Susanne for her wonderful service to the Board. Susanne's work has directly led to positive outcomes for our profession and industry generally. On behalf of AOHSEAB and the AIHS, we wish Susanne well in her future endeavours.”
AIHS Contact: Rebecca Turnbull
Tel: (03) 8336 1995
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About the AIHS: With a 75-year history, the Australian Institute of Health & Safety is Australia’s national association for the health and safety profession, with a vision for safe and healthy people in productive workplaces and communities.