WorkSafe chief resigns

  • 11/04/2016
Gordon MacDonald
Gordon MacDonald

If you're the sort of person who would walk around a garden rake rather than step on it, you could be just what WorkSafe New Zealand is looking for.

Chief executive Gordon MacDonald has resigned, after two and a half years on the job, and WorkSafe is on the hunt for a new leader.

Mr MacDonald oversaw the Government's new workplace health and safety reforms - the biggest shake up of such laws in 20 years.

He returns with his family to the United Kingdom later this year.

"This has been an agonising decision for me and my wife," he said.

"I would dearly love to steer this organisation to further success and effectiveness, but as I explained to the Board, and they agreed, family must come first," he said.

Mr MacDonald will stay in the role until November.