Health and Safety Rep of the Year Hall of Fame

Natalie has been an HSR for last two years, representing and supporting workers spread across 27 overseas embassies in the Americas and Asia regions in matters relating to health, safety, and wellbeing. As chair of the Wellington H&S Committee, Natalie has assured the committee had appropriate representation, resourcing and organisation. This ensured that they are trusted advocates for workers, providing an essential linkage to health and safety governance within the agency. 

Natalie’s efforts have also supported the H&S Committee to understand the mandate under which they operate, helping them to be more proactive in providing workers with support and being an advocate for change.  

As a result of Natalie’s efforts, the H&S Committee is now high-functioning, well-represented and well-regarded within MFAT. Natalie has also been a member of the MFAT’s Worker Engagement Committee, where she has reviewed and provided feedback and recommendations on future high impact H&S work.

Natalie exemplifies the role of an HSR. Through her efforts, she has helped to create a culture in which the H&S Committee and HSRs are truly the voice of the workers.