Event Details

Thursday, 12 August, 2021 - 08:00 to 09:30
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)


Herbert Smith Freehills


AIHS / AIOH / HFESA Members - $20.00 +GST
Non Members - $65.00 +GST


Event Organising Body: 
Australian Institute of Health & Safety
(03) 8336 1995



The AIHS & Herbert Smith Freehills invite you to attend the Herbert Smith Freehills Annual OHS Virtual Event on Thursday 12 August 2021.

The Annual OHS Online Event will provide safety and compliance professionals throughout Australia with the opportunity to gather insights into the evolving OHS legal and regulatory landscape in the year ahead.

As part of the Annual OHS Breakfast series. Online attendees will be presented with the latest findings and trends in remuneration, based on the annual Safe Search HSE Remuneration Survey. The survey includes data from over 100 Australian companies, primarily from the ASX 200, and covers a diverse range of industries.

The Annual OHS Breakfast will also feature presentations from AIHS CEO, David Clarke, Steve Bell, leader of the Herbert Smith Freehills National Safety Team and AIHS Chair, Naomi Kemp.

Date: Thursday 12 August 2021
Time: 8.00am - 9.30am AEST
Format: Zoom Webinar
AIHS / AIOH / HFESA Members - $20.00 +GST
Non Members - $65.00 +GST


Naomi Kemp, Chair of the AIHS 

Naomi Kemp was elected to the AIHS Board in September 2017 and re-elected in September 2020 for a further three years. Naomi was appointed Chair of the Board in 2019 and immediately embraced the role of spokesperson and advocate for the AIHS, the profession and health and safety in Australian workplaces. Naomi has played a vocal role in our Think Forward Strategy and supporting our vision of safe and healthy people in productive workplaces and communities. Naomi has captured audiences with her keynote presentations at a number of conferences, including those hosted by the Australian Amusement Leisure & Recreation Association (AALRA) and Self Insurers of South Australia (SISA) in 2018, Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and WorkSafeBC in Vancouver in 2019. Naomi regularly hosts, emcees and presents at AIHS Events Nationally and Virtually. Naomi brings a wealth of experience to her position as Chair, with multiple non-executive roles across a range of industries. . 

David Clarke, CEO, Australian Institute of Health & Safety

David was appointed CEO of the SIA in September 2014, brought in from outside the field of health and safety to work with the Board to create a new strategic plan and to build a strong administration capable of providing industry leadership across all of the SIA’s key strategic focus areas. David has a Bachelor of Education and Masters of Business Administration and describes himself as a jack of all trades. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a Chief Executive, including leading two previous industry bodies.

Steve Bell, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Steve leads the Work Health and Safety Team at Herbert Smith Freehills, as well as performing the Head of Office function for the Melbourne Employment team. He has been involved in the defence of a number of WHS prosecutions, arising from serious workplace incidents. This includes providing prompt and practical advice on steps to take immediately following an incident, as well as developing strategies for the efficient management of ongoing regulatory investigations. Steve represents clients in State and Federal Courts, the Fair Work Commission as well as administrative tribunals.


Leighton Cantrill, Senior Consultant, SafeSearch

 Placing a high value and respect for people, recruiting in Safety comes naturally to Leighton – having an impact on safety behaviour and culture.  Leighton is an outcome-driven recruitment professional, with over a decade working in recruitment and generalist HR positions, with over 2 ½ years working in Safety recruitment.  He draws great satisfaction from building and executing strategies to build high performing teams – through contemporary and proven methods. And he brings this into the HSE recruitment world, building strong networks and regularly engaging passive candidates.