New head of safety and wellbeing at Frucor Suntory

Frucor Suntory has announced the appointment of Joanne Van Den Berg as Head of Safety & Wellbeing.

Van Den Berg has a background in safety and wellbeing. She has held a number of safety roles at Air New Zealand and the Department of Corrections, where she led their Safety Business Partnering function.

Based in Auckland, Van Den Berg will be a key player as part of Frucor Suntory’s People leadership team. She is passionate about continuing to improve Frucor Suntory’s Health & Safety and wellbeing culture.

The recent COVID-19 outbreak saw Van Den Berg lead the Safety & Wellbeing response at the Department of Corrections, where strong collaboration and agile thinking were key to ensuring the Department could operate safely and people were supported.

During her time at Air New Zealand, Van Den Berg led the company’s Health and Safety Worker Participation and Engagement strategy project. The two-year project focused on empowering the airline’s health and safety reps so they felt able to raise issues and work with leaders on solutions for identified risks – ultimately helping drive an engaged safety culture.

It was awarded WorkSafe New Zealand/ACC best overall contribution to improving workplace health and safety in New Zealand at the Safeguard Awards in 2019.