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Taskforce members

The Taskforce is chaired by Robert Jager, Chairman of Shell in New Zealand and General Manager of Shell Todd Services. Other members are:

Business New Zealand Manager Employment Relations Paul Mackay, Council of Trade Unions Policy Director/Economist William Rosenberg, Paewai Mullins Shearing Director Mavis Mullins, Managing Director of Impac Services Michael Cosman and former National Manager Road Policing Paula Rose.

Robert Jager is Chairman of the Shell Companies in New Zealand and General Manager, Shell Todd Services.  Rob has over 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry in a variety of technical, project, operational, business, management, and Governance roles locally and overseas. In his role at Shell, Robert addresses issues of both personal and process safety and has been providing visible leadership in these critical areas.


Paul Mackay is Manager Employment Relations Policy at Business New Zealand, following nearly 30 years in employment relations roles for Carter Holt Harvey Ltd, Transpower, the State Services Commission and MAF.



William Rosenberg is Policy Director/Economist at the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU).  William will reflect the perspectives of the NZCTU and its affiliates, who represent 350,000 workers, in relation to both policy and practice regarding health and safety. 



Mavis Mullins is Director of Paewai Mullins Shearing Limited, where she is involved in health and safety issues in the workplace, strategic planning and new business development. Mavis has strong connections in rural and farming communities, and is currently involved in hands on roles both in farming operations and in providing governance for rural and farming organisations. 



Michael Cosman has worked in the health and safety field for 33 years here and internationally, the majority of which has been in a regulatory role. This includes 25 years in operational, managerial and strategic roles with the HSE (UK) and three years with the Department of Labour as National Operations Manager and Chief Advisor. He is Managing Director of Impac Services and works as a consultant in the private sector.


Paula Rose is a consultant whose experience in health and safety includes over four years as the Police lead on road safety. Paula has held leadership roles within the Police, worked with partner agencies, reviewed the previous Road Safety Strategy to 2010, developed and implemented Safer Journeys New Zealand’s Road Safety Strategy 2010-2020 as well as the Safer Journeys Action Plan.