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Bernie Walker

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Bernie Walker

Bernie Walker

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Bernie, is the director of BWC Safety. He has worked closely with the executive leadership teams of large organisations on highly successful multi-year transformation programs over the last thirteen years.

Bernie, has an operations management background with 23 years’ experience leading manufacturing and maintenance operations for businesses in packaging production, equipment and construction materials manufacturing.

Specialisation – Transportation

As a thought partner to senior executives, he has demonstrated a keen awareness of the diverse drivers that engage the leaders of complex, multifaceted organisations. Working closely alongside his clients, Bernie, assists the creating of strategies that are as both robust and flexible enough to align with the long-term overarching vision as well as accommodating the priorities of corporate initiatives.

Career History

DuPont Sustainable Solutions (2004 – 2016)
Senior Project Leader and Consultant – Asia Pacific

CSR Fibre Cement (1997 – 2004)
2001 – 2004 Operations Manager
1997 – 2001 Production Manager

Riverwood International (1993 – 1997)
Production Manager

James Hardie Industries (1978 – 1993)
Operations Management

Academic Credentials

Bachelor of Commerce – Management & Industrial Relations
University of Western Sydney (Sydney, Australia)

Workplace Certificate & Competencies

  • Project Management – Singapore Institute Management
  • Certificate in Production Management – PATEFA
  • Internal Auditor – Batalas
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification – DuPont
  • Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training – CTI Australia
  • Underground Mining Inducted
  • Construction White Card

Recent Client Programs

Shown below are some recent examples of client successes that were led by Bernie, during his 13 years with DuPont Sustainable Solutions:

Alliance Group (NZ) – Led a team of consultants on a two-year safety culture program that enabled the client to reduce their injury rate by 45% during each year of the program.

Aurizon Holdings (formerly QR National) – worked as project leader and senior consultant on a large multi-year safety transformation program for Australia’s largest rail freight organisation, achieving a 95% reduction in injuries over a two-year period

Qantas Airlines – Achieved a 75% reduction in LTIFR over three years, whilst worker’s compensation insurance costs reduced by $33million.

Integral Energy (now Endeavour Energy) – worked as the project leader and consultant with a small team implementing a safety leadership program. The efforts of which saw a 50% reduction in injuries over a two-year period.

Newcrest Mining – Implemented Newcrest’s safety leadership program for their underground mining leadership team at Cadia Valley Operations.

Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Safety Engineers
  • Safety Institute of Australia

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