An expert team driven to help you improve safety outcomes.

About Us

We’re down-to-earth, we put people first and we get shit done.

As safety management and organisational change experts, we combine evidence- based research with people-driven know-how, working internationally with organisations across all industry sectors to improve the safety of work.

Leadership Team:

David Provan
Managing Director
Melbourne

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David understands how to lead organisational-wide strategy and change – to improve safety outcomes, having advised boards in energy, oil, gas, rail and construction for 15 years. Today, an international thought leader in safety management, David started out as a graduate safety officer while studying a Bachelor of Psychology. With a Master of Safety and Risk Management, MBA and a PhD in Safety Science, he transforms organisational psychology and the latest safety science research into effective safety outcomes.

Ivica Ninic
Director
Sydney

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For over 20 years, Ivica has led technical risk and safety improvements in the energy, oil and gas sectors. As a chemical engineer, he knows how to work with inherent risk and complexity of socio-technical systems. Ivica is an international leader in process safety and risk engineering. He has worked in broad technical, operational risk and governance roles while also consulting across industries. He brings a breadth of risk expertise and exceptional leadership skills.

Kim Willocks
Chief Financial Officer
Melbourne

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Kim knows how to navigate dynamic political landscapes. She has spent her career in fast-paced operating environments, working at Victoria Police for 10 years in general policing and surveillance units before retraining and consulting in human nutrition. Today, Kim supports Forge Works in their health and wellness capability while overseeing the commercial management of the consultancy. With degrees in Business Management and Human Movement, Kim brings a diversity of strategy and management skills to Forge Works.

Ironé Dekker
Associate Director
Sydney

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Ironé is experienced across several high-risk industries working across energy, mining and construction. Ironé’s key strength is to create practical solutions that bridge corporate expectations and the needs of frontline workers, consistent with the complexities of executing work day-to-day. She is tactical and inclusive in her approach to produce best practise and sustainable safety outcomes within organisations.Ironé holds a Bachelor of Health Science and a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety & Environmental Management. 

Nathaniel Bougoure
Associate Director
Brisbane

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Nathaniel appreciates the dynamic nature and variability between different organisations and industries. Having held specialist roles in the power generation, construction, mining, healthcare, finance and FMCG sectors he has gained a unique perspective on what drives an organisation towards positive and meaningful safety outcomes. Nathaniel holds a Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety and is currently studying his MBA, which enables his drive to seek the untapped innovations with the safety sphere 

Rafael Mahnovetsky
Squad Lead
Brisbane

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Rafael has been in software development for over 15 years, worked in various roles both in corporate and start-ups. He is a hands-on leader who is passionate and pragmatic, always committed to delivering the best possible solution, whilst following industry best standards and practices.

He has worked in various roles from software developer to team lead and solution architect and has that 360 view of the software development process. He loves to lead by example and is result focused.

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Our Values

Be Curious

We know our stuff.

We are inquisitive, intrepid practitioners who help organisations navigate complexity. Our evidence-based approach ensures we deliver industry-leading outcomes every time.

Be Real

We’re easy to work with.

We care about people, what they do and how they do it. We’ve walked in your shoes. Our down-to-earth approach ensures we genuinely understand the problems we seek to solve.

Have Impact

We’re changing the nature of work.

We apply our knowledge and expertise to bring about effective change in workplaces everywhere. We work alongside organisations to empower workers to take charge of the safety of work.

Our Principles

Evidence
Everything we do is evidence-based. We contribute to and learn from contemporary science and research. Our strategic approach to safety is guided by global industry leading practice
Leadership
We are industry leaders with international standing. We publish and share our considered opinions, research and contemporary approaches to the safety of work – and we seek to build this capacity in others
Human Centred
Safety is about people. We’re empathetic to workers, managers and the challenges organisations face. We listen to frontline workers as closely as senior executives to understand the safety of work
Collaboration
We work alongside clients to produce the most effective outcomes together. By forging relationships with management teams and workers alike, we’re able to build long-lasting, meaningful solutions that transform the safety of work
Practice
We are practitioners dedicated to improving the safety of work. Our solutions are powerful because they work in the real world. Our approach, while underpinned by evidence-based research and data, is always practical.