Aurecon appoints new health, safety and wellbeing leaders to support and enable a thriving workforce
L-R: Jane Moss, Group Director, Health and Safety; Michelle Morrison, Leadership Psychologist
07 September 2021 – International engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon has appointed Jane Moss as Group Director, Health and Safety to lead the next phase of its global Health & Safety journey and Leadership Psychologist, Michelle Morrison, to lead Aurecon’s strategy and approach to leadership mental health & wellbeing.
Aurecon Chief Executive Officer, William Cox, said the appointments come as the demands, scale and complexity of the pandemic continue to disrupt organisations and communities. “Now, more than ever, the health, safety and wellbeing of people remains Aurecon’s number one priority.”
“We recognise the impacts of COVID-19 are likely to be felt for many years to come. That’s why we are taking our health and safety culture to the next level. The only sustainable competitive advantage businesses have in this environment is to build a mindset that helps people through this time of uncertainty,” said Cox.
Jane Moss’ career spans leadership positions at Boral, Bluescope and BHP, working across Asia-Pacific in high-risk industries, including rail, mining, and heavy manufacturing. She says organisations embracing and adapting to disruption will recover better than those clinging on to yesterday’s norms.
“Business are being forced to completely rethink their approach to employee health during this crisis. Part of the challenge is that the boundaries between our professional and personal lives have never been more blurred. Some things about life and work will not return to their pre-pandemic state. The opportunity is to capitalise on the agility we’ve all gained in the last 18 months, so we’re prepared and able to support people through ongoing change,” says Moss.
As part of the company’s wellbeing strategy, senior executives at Aurecon will also have access to newly appointed leadership psychologist, Michelle Morrison, who will focus on optimising the sustainable peak performance of its leaders.
“The challenge for leaders right now is delivering growth and stability during a time when the world around them is constantly changing. Part of my role is to bring them the right tools and resources, so they can support themselves and their teams to develop a resilient mindset,” says Morrison.