New Zealand National Fieldays Society Chief Executive Peter Nation is pleased to welcome Erin Fairgray to the Society as People and Safety Manager. Erin comes to the Society after 13 busy years as a mother of three and a variety of roles in HR consultation for a number of small businesses who required resource for specific projects or professional advice.
Prior to starting at the Society, Erin has worked in Auckland and Sydney with large companies within the insurance and banking industries, enabling change processes and effective recruitment, performance management, health and safety, training, culture and remuneration strategies with an interesting mix of day to day operational and longer-term planning work.
Erin holds a double degree in Arts and Commerce (Psychology and Management/Employee Relations respectively) from the University of Auckland and is also an experienced, diploma qualified yoga teacher. She has always been drawn to work that encourages well-being and is dedicated to providing a foundation of belonging, safety and purpose.
Having attended Fieldays as a visitor for several years, after relocating to Te Awamutu in 2015, Erin leapt at the opportunity to align herself with a strong, community-focused, value-based organisation in a dynamic industry. In the first month of her time here she has really enjoyed working with the people at the Society who she says are a bunch of hugely talented and diverse individuals who support each other to achieve greatness and also have fun along the way.
Erin took up the role of People and Safety Manager in July 2019, sitting on the leadership team of the New Zealand National Fieldays Society.
Erin’s looking forward to experiencing the full cycle of events from planning, through implementation, through to review stage and keeping the culture thriving through our shared vision.