NZ Professional Development Forum – 17th October 2018


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New Zealand Professional Development Forum 

Proud event sponsors

The Australasian Fleet Management Association (AfMA) is also delighted to partner with leading national road safety charity Brake New Zealand for our upcoming professional development forum in Auckland.

We look forward to seeing those within the fleet or automotive space come together to share knowledge and to network with one another in a relaxed and engaging environment.

This forum will feature three leading speakers from the industry who will guide attendees through a range of topics including safety of fleet, the role of telematics and the development of autonomous technology to improve overall vehicle safety. Perhaps the greatest aim of this forum is for attendees to come away challenged or provoked in their thinking and to share and utilise their learnings with their drivers and colleagues within their own organisation.

We trust you and your team will be able to join us on the 17th in Auckland. In the meantime, please have a look through the variety of session topics planned by our team of established speakers:

Topic 1 – Creating safer fleets: going beyond compliance

Presented by – Caroline Perry

Organisations have a responsibility for the health and safety of their at-work drivers and other road users under workplace health & safety law, but creating a culture of road safety means going beyond minimum compliance. For an organisation to successfully improve the safety of its fleet, it needs to put safety at the heart of its OH&S policies and Corporate Social Responsibility programme.

This engaging presentation will explore measures that organisations can put in place to address their road risk, resulting in safety and financial benefits, whilst also achieving buy-in from staff and resulting in wider benefits for your community.

Brake is a national road safety charity that works to prevent road deaths and injuries and support families who have been bereaved and injured in crashes. Our activities include sharing best practice in fleet safety through our Brake Professional scheme (, coordinating national Road Safety Week, offering road safety information and resources to educators and community groups, and providing free support resources to families affected by crashes. For more information on our work visit

Topic 2 – Our Journey with Fleet management, Work. Health & Safety and Telematics

Presented by – Jason Stapp

In late 2015 the New Zealand Racing Board’s (NZRB) Health and Safety Committee made a recommendation to consider implementing vehicle GPS for assisting in improving safe driving behaviours for its fleet of 126 plus vehicles and 800 plus employees. High accident and damage rates and increasing vehicle infringements were seen as an indicator of poor driving behaviours, while a 360 bowtie analysis confirmed this risk as the highest priority for the NZRB. Since 2016 the NZRB has undertaken a journey of engagement with its workers in implementing the use of GPS, driver education & training, improvements in vehicle selection, combined with a balance of positive driving behaviour re-enforcement and an approach of accountability where due which has led to significant improvements in all areas of fleet safety for its workers. The Health and Safety Manager for NZRB Jason Stapp will be presenting on how this journey was undertaken, considerations they had to take into account, and the results they have achieved to date with their workers and driver behaviour including the financial benefits that have resulted.

Topic 3 – Autonomous Safety Technology is here now

Presented by – Martin Faulkner

There’s no question that technology is making our vehicles and more importantly our drivers safer – but have you ever wondered what powers the latest telematics and safety features behind them?

This presentation will provide a fascinating insight into how the various sensors and systems work, with a focus on radars, cameras and ultrasonic technology. Hear tailored advice on what pieces of autonomous technology are the most important for improving safety in your fleet such as adaptive cruise, lane departure warning, speed sign reading tech and Forward collision mitigation.

Get a firsthand look at Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE semi-autonomous active safety technologies and an understanding of the brand’s overall safety philosophy. How do these pieces of technology work, why are they useful for fleet drivers, and how can this information be effectively relayed to your drivers to improve the safety of your overall operations?


Novotel Auckland Ellerslie,

Rimu Room 1

72-112 Greenlane East,

Ellerslie Auckland


8.00am – Registration, Networking and Coffee

8.30am – 11.00am – Professional Development Session

Speaker 1 – Caroline Perry | Brake, the road safety charity

Caroline has worked for Brake for over 5 years and is responsible for the development of Brake in New Zealand including establishing Brake’s initiatives such as Road Safety Week and support resources for road crash victims, delivering services to fleet members of Brake Professional, and building relationships with corporate partners and road safety-related agencies. She has previously worked for Brake in the UK as Events and Marketing Manager within the professional engagement division, with responsibility for services to fleet, road safety and support professionals, including delivery of events and training courses on key fleet safety topics, development of guidance and information for fleet members, and leading on marketing for all of Brake’s services.

She is passionate about road safety and sustainability, in particular of measures that will create safer, more liveable communities and encourage more people to travel by sustainable and active transport.

Brake has joined with other organisations in NZ including Cycling Action Network, Living Streets and NZ School Speeds to create a campaign for Vision Zero, calling for this approach to road safety to be implemented in order to reduce the rising number of road deaths and create safe and liveable communities.

Speaker 2 – Jason Stapp | Health and Safety Manager | Risk and Regulatory Affairs | New Zealand Racing Board

Jason Stapp is a registered health and safety practitioner, SafePlus Assessor, and Graduate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management and holds a Master in Management in Occupational Health and Safety from Massey University. Over the last 20 years he has worked in a wide range of industries in a health and safety capacity including but not limited to racing, telecommunications, medical technologies, power generation and renewable energies, deep well drilling, heavy construction, and education. During this time he has been involved with the implementation and management of a number of vehicle safety GPS programs, most recently working for the New Zealand Racing Board using Teletrac Navman to help provide improvements in driver behaviour safety in their fleet as part of his role as Health and Safety Manager.

Speaker 3 – Martin Faulkner | Technical Service Engineer | Mazda Motors of New Zealand Limited

Martin has been in the motor industry since the early 90’s working in the UK, Germany and now residing in New Zealand as Technical Service Engineer for Mazda New Zealand. Previous experience as a technical trainer for Audi Germany, Audi, Ford and Mazda NZ has given Martin first-hand opportunity to experience the many different approaches towards semi-autonomous driver aids preventing and reducing vehicle collisions.

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