Winning the battle for ‘relevance’ – Peter Abrahams

Creating adaptive safety systems that serve to help and not hinder, and are seen as ‘value-add’ by the business
Peter Abrahams, Head of HSE, Caltex Australia

Peter Abrahams

During Peter’s workshop he discussed the current commercial challenges facing businesses today and explained that safety systems must continuously evolve to help them successfully navigate the ‘winds of change’ facing all companies in the current landscape of modern business.

Peters session looked at:

  • Creating leadership ‘buy-in’ around safety management systems
  • Building resilience into your safety management systems.
  • Driving leadership accountability for safety through systems and governance.

The importance of ‘continuous improvement’ in the success of a safety management system.


Peter Abrahams is a strategic thinking, highly influential, and results oriented Safety, Health, Environment and Risk practitioner and leader. He has proven experience in designing and implementing effective systems to achieve key business strategies in the areas of Safety, Health, Environment, Quality, Asset Integrity, Efficiency, and Enterprise Risk Management.

Having held a variety of HSE and Risk related roles across Caltex Australia’s Refining, Supply and Distribution, and Corporate business units, Peter is now the Head of Health, Safety & Environment for Caltex Australia.

As Head of HSE, Peter is responsible for overseeing HSE Strategy development and implementation across the Caltex Australia enterprise. He oversees the corporate HSE function, partners with HSE Managers within Operations, and coordinates the HSE governance reporting function for the Caltex Executive and Board of Directors.

Peter holds a Bachelors Degree in Exercise & Sports Science, and a Masters Degree in Health, Safety and Environment from the University of NSW.

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