Generative HSE
Safety beliefs, standards, leadership & performance

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David Porteous

David Porteous (Sydney) has worked for the last 15 years in WHS. He holds a MBA, Bachelor of Science (Hons), OHS Diploma and Cert IV in Training and Assessment. David spent an extended period at BlueScope Steel where held a range of WHS roles and responsibilities that directly related to the project brief. David was the principal advisor for contractor safety at Port Kembla Steelworks, he managed a team of OHS professional who provided direct OHS systems support and he was responsible for implementing OHS governance activities including OHS systems audits, high risk facilities audits and serious incident reviews. He also directly managed the design of BlueScope Steel’s Australian operations an integrated safety, environment and quality management system that was compliant with National Self Insurer’s requirements, ISO14001 and ISO9001. David has also worked extensively on the WHS Management Systems for Goodman Fielder, Lend Lease, Australian Pharmaceuticals and TAFE and was part of the rollout of the WHS Leadership program for Endeavour Energy. He now specializes in the coaching and mentoring of senior business professionals to help them build a high performance culture in their organisation. 


Sue Chennell

Sue Chennell (Sydney) has over fourteen years frontline experience as a health, safety and risk consultant in both the public and private sectors and across a variety of high and low risk industries. She is a specialist in facilitating organisational understanding regarding health and safety risk management, safety culture and performance and legal compliance. Sue is an experienced leadership coach, trainer and facilitator. Sue is a qualified Physiotherapist with a Graduate Diploma in Ergonomics; she has a Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. Sue develops and facilitates Safety Leadership and training programs within Retail, FMCG, Property Management, Construction and public sector and has delivered safety culture evaluation programs for ANSTO, AGL, Wetspac Group, Rocla, TransGrid and the University of New South Wales.


Pete Jensen

Pete Jensen (Melbourne) has over 10 years direct WHS professional experience and his expertise lies in transformation facilitation, coaching, mentoring and adult learning. He has an in depth knowledge of the legal requirements and key responsibilities leaders need to exercise in relation to the WHS Act and Regulation. He has the ability to equip participants with clarity, competence and confidence to operationalise their core WHS responsibilities, manage contractor relationships, monitor and evaluate WHS and risk performance, and importantly create a meaningful context for change. Pete has delivered multiple WHS Leadership programs across utilities, construction, aviation, oil and gas, manufacturing, infrastructure, mining, recycling, freight, rail, as well as government departments and agencies. He has successful delivered Phase 2 style programs for Essential Energy, Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, Abigroup and Air New Zealand. Pete is a successful coach and mentor to business leaders across the country. 


Marc McLaren

Marc McLaren (Sydney) is the founder and Managing Director of Generative HSE and leader of a team of 10 highly skilled and qualified OHS professionals. The team works in mining, oil and gas, processing, major infrastructure projects, manufacturing, heavy industry, construction, rail, government, defence, technical services and transport and logistics. Marc is an engaging presenter, analytical thinker, executive coach and mentor, facilitator, and OHS professional with over 25 years of business management experience. He understands the breadth and depth of OHS, which has resulted in the development of an innovative portfolio of services.

Marc studied in the areas of psychology, sociology and political science at the University of Sydney graduating with a Bachelor of Social Studies. Marc has continued learning and has been awarded a Master of Occupational Health and Safety with distinction from the University of Newcastle. He is currently researching organisational safety decision-making and performance at UTS in Sydney. 

Marc has worked with many global and large Australian companies to grow their safety leadership capabilities and enhance their safety culture and climate including, Anglo American, BHP Billiton, BMA Coal, Brambles, Origin Energy, NWRL, Peabody, PepsiCo, QGC, StarTrack, Thiess and Transport for NSW, to mention a few. 


Rebecca Livesey

Rebecca Livesey (Brisbane) is passionate about creating lasting positive change in people and their organisations through better strategy, leadership and culture. Rebecca’s skillset ranges from an MA in Mathematics from Oxford (UK), to business strategy development and implementation in large organisations, to success mindset coaching for individuals and businesses. Rebecca is an accredited Extended DISC behavioral profiler, a trained NLP Practitioner and a certified Meta Dynamics profiler. She has held numerous leadership roles across Australia and the UK in a range of industries including energy, logistics and mining services, most recently as GM Business Strategy and Growth, and CIO (Interim) at WesTrac, one of the world’s largest Caterpillar dealers. In all her leadership roles Rebecca has had a strong focus on safety and driving a safety culture. Working in ‘back office’ functions in heavy industry, Rebecca knows how important it is to drive the safety message in the offices, not just at site, and so is the safety champion of corporate! Understanding the impact a leader has on safety, regardless of role, hierarchy and perceived organisational span is critically important in improving safety culture. Rebecca’s key focus now is to combining strategy development, leadership behaviours and culture change, to help individuals and organisations unleash their potential and achieve amazing results together.