Access company appoints training and development group manager


New Zealand Group Holdings Ltd, the holding company for New Zealand Crane Hire, New Zealand Access Hire and New Zealand Tower Cranes, has appointed Susan Hassan as group manager, training and development. 

Ms Hassan will be developing and implementing training and development programmes for the group’s 65 management and staff. The programmes will include staff inductions, health and safety training, computer courses and advanced national certificates for crane operators. 

She said it was “no great shock” to join the maledominated crane industry as she was previously group training and development manager in Glasgow for Arnold Clark, the largest privately-owned motor company in the United Kingdom with 8000 employees. 

“The New Zealand Group Holdings role is a new challenge. The role is diverse — and the company has the right cultural aspect for me because training and health and safety are company mantras,” Ms Hassan says. 

She holds a Bachelor of Education degree, a Bachelor of Arts in human resource management and a postgraduate certificate in learning and support. She was a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development in the United Kingdom. New Zealand Crane Hire is an Auckland-based operation. 

Its company values are health and safety, reliability and learning. The company undertakes a diverse range of lifting projects for a wide range of clients, including all the major construction companies. New Zealand Access Hire is a wholly-owned subsidiary of New Zealand Crane Hire. 

It specialises in providing self-propelled elevating work platforms that offer a safe environment when working at height in a wide range of applications and industries.