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RMG Presenter profile

Welcome to our team of presenters
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Christopher Petropoulos

Health & Safety Specialist (Trainer)

Chris joined RMG over 9 years ago and is a valuable member of our team. Chris was with the Department of Corrections for numerous years both in England and New Zealand. He spent time as a Senior Corrections officer as well as Northern Regional Dog Handler. Whilst working for Corrections he was involved in ‘train a trainer’ and in England served as an area secretary for RESPECT: The Prison Service Minority Ethnic Staff Support Network.

Chris has drive and commitment to improve health and safety has seen him achieve IGC NEBOSH. Chris travels both the North and South Island delivering workplace training, consultancy work, conducting incident investigations, drug testing and developing workplace policies and procedures mainly around health and safety/drug and alcohol.

 Mobile: 021 821 348

Email: chrisp@riskgroup.co.nz 

Guy Phillips

Food Processing (Meat) Specialist (Trainer)

Guy has a long career in the food industry sector and in the dairy processing sector. where he undertook a variety of roles from supervisory, food safety, learning and development teams and documentation development. Much of this time Guy was also an on job trainer and workplace assessor.

Guys passion for training got him involved with industry training and he spent 6 years as a key  account manager for dairy processing within an ITO helping clients develop training programmes to suit their business and staff. 

Mobile: 027 630 0641

Email: guyp@riskgroup.co.nz

James Leggett

Consultant (Health & Safety specialist) (Trainer)

Jim combines more than 30 years’ experience in technical, laboratory and QM management with seven years as a moderator for NZITO in Dairy, Health & Safety and Management for both pre and post moderation. His management expertise in a Private Training Establishment and spell with an ITO gives him a unique view of both sides of training.

 Mobile: 022 466 2023

Email: jiml@riskgroup.co.nz

Josh Te Kaat

Consultant (Seafood /Health & Safety specialist) (Trainer)

Josh is one of the few people in New Zealand with a Masters In Risk Management, which is backed up by a B Sc. and post graduate diploma in business. He is expert in developing and implementing risk management to ANZS 4360, developing and implementing statutory compliance in the areas of Fisheries and Food Safety.

Mobile:022 658 2124

Email: josh@riskgroup.co.nz

Lynette Nikoloff

Consultant (Literacy & Numeracy specialist) (Trainer)

Lyn is the manager of literacy and numeracy programmes, bringing to the role extensive experience developing and delivering TEC funded workplace L&N programmes throughout New Zealand and across a range of sectors. She also brings to the role her experience as an educator and editor of professional publications

Lyn is an award-winning trainer, winning the Skills Highway Champion Trainer Award 2018.

 Mobile: 027 462 5556

Email: lynn@riskgroup.co.nz

Richard White

South Island Manager (Trainer)

Richard has been working with RMG for many years.  He was with the Department of Corrections for numerous years and spent time as a Principal Corrections officer as well as Southern Regional Dog Handler. Richard undertook significant time on staff training in the areas of drug awareness and gang culture. It was during this time that he developed a passion for education and personal development and how this could personally influence change and well being for staff

 Mobile: 021 619 759

Email: richardw@riskgroup.co.nz

Ron Van Dillen

Consultant (Security specialist) (Trainer)

Ron has a long history of projects in risk prevention, security, compliance and health and safety. 

Ron specialises in Complete Risk Evaluation & Security Assessments / Identify and Assist in Development for Security Planning requirements / Develop Standard Operating Procedures / Review and Audit Security Services 

Wayne Carpendale

Consultant ( Manufacturing specialist) (Trainer)

Wayne has an extensive career in the trades and engineering sector, both as applicator and tutor. (Polytech and Competenz).

Wayne has specialist knowledge in the Engineering and Manufacturing industries. He has a wealth of knowledge and industry experience that enables him to really understand the needs of companies and trainees, providing targeted and effective training support and solutions.  As a technically skilled engineer and as a tutor, Wayne understands key tasks and processes.

Wayne worked for Competenz for many years as a training specialist to mentor engineering apprentices

 Mobile : 027 6223 299

Email: waynec@riskgroup.co.nz

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