Annual General Meeting

The 2020 AIHS Annual General Meeting was held online on Tuesday 15 September, 2020.

The incoming Directors for 2020 include the Chair, Naomi Kemp who was re-elected for a second three-year term, and we also welcome newly appointed directors Celia Antonovsky and Liam O'Connor.

Please click HERE to revisit their candidate statements and learn more about them.

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the dedication and support provided from the outgoing Directors - Bryce McLaren, Hannah Waters and Martyn Campbell.


AGM Live Stream

To view the recording of the AGM live stream please click HERE.


2020 Life Membership Award Recipients 

At our recent AGM, we honoured our five new life members:

Mike Capra

Mike has been a major player in advocating for OHS professional education and inclusion of research in OHS education. As inaugural chair of AOHSEAB, he has overseen the development of the program, supported and counselled the registrar, participated in, and chaired a number of accreditation assessments and been an ambassador for AOHSEAB’s work. He has also contributed to the early development work of the OHS Body of Knowledge. His whole career has formed a significant contribution to the field of health and safety especially in education and research, and this has been recognised by him being awarded the Harold Greenwood Thomas Award and Life Membership.

Andrew Hopkins

Andrew received the inaugural 2020 Harold Greenwood Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award - the highest honour offered by the Institute, - which carries life membership. In addition to teaching and higher degree supervision at ANU, he has published 16 books, 27 chapters, 71 peer-reviewed articles and many others, with book sales exceeding 100,000. He has lectured and consulted to audiences and companies around the world and has made substantial contributions to the Institute’s publications and events over many years. He has made an extraordinary contribution to safety to prevent major accidents in high-risk industries in Australia and around the world.

Pam Pryor

Pam has had a very full and influential career in the field of health and safety, with a contribution to Australia which has been appropriately recognized by her Order of Australia, and previous recognition as winner of the Harold Greenwood Thomas award. Her singular influence on each of the key initiatives of recent years created by the profession for the profession – the OHS Body of Knowledge, Education Accreditation, The OHS professional Global Capability Framework, and OHS profession Certification - cannot be overstated. Her ongoing role on the College of Fellows Executive of many years reflects her continuing contribution, and this year she was awarded life membership in acknowledgment of this work.

David Segrott

David has been a long-serving member of the ACT Branch committee in many roles over the years. David has also provided extensive support to the AIHS board working tirelessly during the conversion of the SIA to a Company Limited by Guarantee and most recently he served in a second stint as voluntary Company Secretary. Of particular note has been his generosity over the years mentoring and supporting new Committee members during the performance of his board and the ACT Branch roles.

Karen Wolfe

Karen has served as NSW branch president and on the Institute’s board twice. As inaugural chair of the AIHS College of Fellows Mentorship Program committee, Karen made significant progress in supporting the initial establishment and implementation of the program. Her energy, ideas and integrity are respected and valued by all who have worked with her. Karen continues to provide positive support and encouragement to the newer members of the branch.