AIHS Women in Safety & Health (WISH) Organising Committee
The AIHS Women in Safety & Health (WISH) has established an Organising Committee with members located across Australia. The Organising Committee works with and support the efforts of the AIHS Branches in each State or Territory, as well as the AIHS National Office.
If you would like more information on the AIHS WISH Organising Committee or if you want to get involved, email WISH@aihs.org.au.
Committee members of the AIHS Women in Safety & Health Network
Ksenia Wagensveld, Chair
Ksenia is the founder and Principal Consultant of Actum Solutions and a practising Health and Safety Professional since graduating from QUT in 1998, completing a Bachelor of Applied Science - Occupational Safety and Health & Graduate Diploma in legal studies.
Ksenia has demonstrated proficiency, working as an Occupational Hygienist for companies such as Simtars and Pfizer, a Safety Advisor in management roles for companies such as Carter Holt Harvey and Allconnex Water and a Management Systems Auditor for SAI Global. As well as being a registered WHS Auditor (Self Insurance) and Work Health and Safety Officer with the Office of Industrial Relations (Workplace Health and Safety Queensland) she is a Certified lead auditor in OHS Management Systems with Exemplar Global and SAI Global.
This extensive experience has given Ksenia the opportunity to see how many different businesses and industries apply and interpret their requirements to meet management systems standards and regulatory requirements. These learnings have made it possible for Ksenia and Actum to apply this knowledge to a broad range of industries and businesses, in an intelligent and considered way.
Alena Titterton is a health, safety, and security partner at global law firm Clyde & Co. Dual qualified in law and behavioural science (majoring in psychology), Alena brings a multidisciplinary approach to supporting clients in managing legal OHS risks. Alena works across both private and public sectors, investigating incidents, defending prosecutions, and developing safety management systems. Alena advises Boards and executives on safety due diligence and conducts WHS legal compliance audits having developed the audit tool, ClydeComply. She also developed the free iTunes incident notification app, Clyde Covered. She is a highly sought after speaker internationally and has presented at the ILO’s World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, conferences of the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering as well as the SIA. Alena is the Research & Thought Leadership Working Group Chair for the SIA’s Women in Safety and Health (WISH) Network.
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. Naomi is currently an Expert Member of the WHS Board for the Queensland Government, Office of Industrial Relations and Member of the Trieste Global Advisory Board. She is a Certified OHS Professional with a Bachelor of Occupational Health & Safety Science and is proud to have been a member of the Institute for over 10 years.
Christine has over 20 years of experience as a Senior HSE professional working across Health, Construction, Logistics, Rail and Electricity.
She also sits on the Standards Australia committee for Safety Management Systems and is a member of the AIHS NSW Committee