Brian DarlingtonGroup Head of Safety and Health, Mondi
Masters in SPoR, Dipl. Safety and Health, GradSaiosh
After completing two years of Military National service in 1982, Brian returned from South West Africa to South Africa. HAfter qualifying in 1985, Brian joined Mondi in 1987 as a maintenance supervisor at one of its operations, and this is when he decided to enter the field of safety and health. He completed a National Diploma in safety and health through Technikon South Africa in 1996, followed by a diploma in transport logistics through Rand Afrikaans University.
In 2000 Brian was transferred to Richards Bay, South Africa ias Divisional Risk Manager with responsibility for the safety and health and risk management of several of paper mills. In 2005, he moved to Europe, taking up the position of Business Unit SHE manager with responsible for in Austria, Hungary, Israel, Slovakia, Poland, South Africa and Russia, and forests operations in South Africa and Russia. Brian is currently the Group Head of Safety and Health for a leading global packaging and paper group in Vienna, Austria. He has filled the role since 2012 and is responsible for safety and health of about 100 operations across more than 30 countries, employing around 26 000 employees.
Brian has co-authored the book “It Works!” with Rob Long, based on the some of the fundamentals of Social Psychology of Risk and the practical implementation thereof. Brian has written articles for a number of magazines over the years and is currently a columnist for a safety, health, environment and quality magazine (SHEQ Management). He started his regular column, titled “Embodied Safety”, after presenting a paper titled “Safety from the Heart” at numerous international conferences. The column is focused on the caring and people-oriented approach and more recently has included elements of social psychology.
Speaker for following sessions
14:00 - 14:40 Bringing the Person Back into Safety reflecting caring and helping14:40 - 15:10 Safety talk: Sustaining the safety mindset (Part II)