Jamie is currently the Managing Director of the family company; AuSafety Systems Pty Ltd and the Executive Director of Farmsafe Queensland. He has been involved in agriculture and rural and related industries for over 45 years.
Born in Roma Queensland, he has been a grazier, (beef cattle and sheep) grain and cotton producer; earthmoving and agricultural contractor, and for the last 25 years he has been involved in providing Health and Safety programs and concepts to rural industry. Jamie is a tertiary trainer / assessor specializing in a number of competencies including Work Healthy and Safety, Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Safe Application and Plant, Machinery and Vehicle safety.
From a community safety perspective, Jamie is particularly interested in highlighting the safety issues around farm safety and providing practical solutions to primary producers and their families to manage safety in their workplace. He provides his time pro bono to child safety programs, particularly the child safety demo days.
Jamie has owned and operated Quad bikes both in the workplace and recreationally for the last 30 years and is a qualified trainer / assessor for both Quad-Bikes and Side by Side Utility Vehicles. Jamie is passionate about the current Quad Bike safety debate and is keen to see meaningful outcomes and behavioural change, resulting in a lowering of the injury rate from the use of these vehicles, without unduly restricting their use both in the workplace and recreationally.