An authentic mix of personal narrative, dry humour and compelling call to action, Alex's passion, energy and TED-style of speaking…
About Alex Thomas
A pastoralist’s daughter with over 14 years experience in work health and safety, Alex was the 2018 AgriFutures Rural Woman of the Year (SA), the winner of the 2018 SafeWork SA Augusta Zadow Award and is the proud Director and Principal Consultant of Alex Thomas Pty Ltd.
Alex is a fierce advocate for the health and safety of those in rural industries and communities, has recently completed the Governor’s Leadership Program and has been formally endorsed by the Executive Director of SafeWork SA for her approach to assisting industry.
Underpinned by her ingrained values of curiosity, compassion, social intelligence, collaboration and innovation, Alex facilitates outcomes for large multi-national corporates, small family businesses, not-for-profit organisations, industry associations, government, research bodies… and everything in between.
Alex is an eternal empath, a master-collaborator and a new board member and she loves daring to do things differently.
Say goodbye to negative, reactive and disempowering lag safety indicators and an almighty HELLO! To a strengths-based paradigm shift and…
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Looking for a curious co-investigator with a wealth of industry experience and a passion for bridging the gap between research…
From smart safety management plans to cultural accountability programs for corporates, Alex seeks to reduce bureaucratic clutter and recalibrate the value proposition of…
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At all times she has impressed me, not only with her passion to positively influence WHS culture but with her professionalism, thoroughness and ability to self-reflect.
Dr Kate Brooks BA Dip Mktg M.Litt (Soc) PhD KAL Analysis
Alex’s self-leadership is simply admirable. She is a think global act local kind of person who is driven by passion and who sees the bigger picture when it comes to her work. Her clients are a testament to the value that her passion delivers.
Andrew Barrett Director, Fidesa Pty Ltd
Alex demonstrates passion and personal integrity for workplace safety, which drives her to ensure her clients are professionally and accurately informed.
Jim Sinclair Consultant, Triple S Safety
Alex exceeded our needs and expectations in developing and delivering a functional and easily-adopted framework for a Safety Management System.
Neil McDonald Executive Officer, Saint Vincent Gulf Prawn Boat Owner’s Association
Alex helped us understand what was required and how to go about setting up a system. She was easy to work with and was happy to answer any questions. I would recommend Alex as she made the whole process easier to understand and implement.
Tony Lukin Director, A Lukin Nominees Pty Ltd
Alex’s passion and enthusiasm combined with her practical approach to safety is engaging and relatable. Highly recommend Alex to anyone seeking information, workshops or discussions relating to safety.
Jamie Iker President, Crop Consultants Australia
Alex is a skilled facilitator and extremely knowledgeable in her field. She has made a very real and valuable contribution to our business.
Katherine Stocco Executive Human Resources, Guide Dogs SA/NT
I had the pleasure of working with Alex in a very demanding mining environment. I have no hesitation in recommending Alex to anyone, or for anything that she puts her mind to achieving.
Carl Hogg WHSEQA Manager, Consolidated Power Projects Australia
Alex was engaging and incredibly passionate about her subject matter. Her background from a rural farming family helped her understand how fishermen ticked. It was a well-run and enjoyable course to attend.
Marty Martinovic Manager, Free Range Seafood, Owner of Three South Australian Prawn Trawlers
Alex shows energy and passion for her work and maturity to engage and influence more seasoned colleagues. Her tenacity, diligence, empathy and sense of community are advanced for someone so young... she is a people person with strong networks and she is always willing to make time to engage.
Paul Flanagan Former Chief of Staff Leon Bignell MP
Alex’s professionalism ensured that there was no stone left unturned. I was very satisfied with the service Alex gave, because I knew she cared a lot about getting it right and didn’t mind doing the extra yards to ensure that it was up to her lofty standards.
Greg Palmer Coordinator At Sea for the Spencer Gulf Prawn Fleet (1996 – 2018)
Alex made the process so simple. She was able to break down the legislation into layman’s terms and relate it specifically to our business. I could not recommend Alex more highly, if your company’s WH&S systems need reviewing and you don’t know where to start, Alex is the person to call. Don’t put it off.
Leticia Waters Office Manager, Eyre Peninsula Seafoods
- 2019 Winner SA Seafood Industry Safety Award
- 2018 Winner SafeWork SA Augusta Zadow Award
- 2018 Winner AgriFutures Rural Women's Award (SA)
- 2015 State Finalist RIRDC Rural Women's Award (SA)
- 2014 Winner Agricultural Bureau Rural Youth Bursary
People we work with
- Kate Brooks KAL ANALYSIS
- Limestone Coast Fishermen’s Co-operative
- Guide Dogs SA/NT
- Farmsafe Australia INC
- Australian Fertiliser Services Association
- Spencer Gulf West Coast Prawn Fisherman's Association
- Leed Engineering & Construction
- RJ Michael Proprietors
- The Engaged Space
- Pursehouse Rural
- Crop Consultants Australia
- City of Holdfast Bay
- Upper North Farming Systems
- Agrifood Skills Australia
- 57 Films
- Mentally Fit EP
- Saint Vincent Gulf Prawn Boat Owner's Association
- Turner's Oyster Farm
- Bindaree Beef Australia
- OZ Minerals
- Gorst Rural Supplies
- Mid North Suicide Prevention Network
- District Council of Franklin Harbour
- Eyre Peninsula Seafoods
- Ware Products
- Beau’s Personalised Pet Stay
- York Civil
- Spencer Gulf King Prawns
- Safe Design Australia
- South Australian Abalone Association
- C.J. Phelps & Nominees