Kym trained as an economist and diplomat and first managed safety professionals in 1994 when he led the Australian Government Maritime Division in Canberra. He was foundation head of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau from 1999-2009. In addition to transport safety, he has worked on petroleum and mine safety and on regulatory reform and national WHS legislative policy. Kym is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been an AICD fellow since 1993. His board service includes AMSA, NOPSEMA and ANL Ltd. From 2011-2018 he was employed by the CSIRO in Perth as CEO of the WA:ERA research joint venture and now lives in Adelaide.

Current AIHS special responsibilities:

  • Chair, College of Fellows
  • Chair, SA Branch Committee