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Dan Harte

Senior Consultant, Brisbane

Dan Harte


Dan specialises in organisational risk frameworks, management systems, contractor management, auditing and critical incident investigation. 

For over 15 years, he has led health and safety teams on projects spanning Australia and New Caledonia, with Project HSE Manager roles in tier one construction companies, Thiess and CPB Contractors, and mining conglomerate Vale. 

Dan also has extensive corporate experience, having managed safety across multiple states for a defence contractor delivering facilities management and project services to Commonwealth defence bases. He also served as Group Manager of Business Process Governance at Thiess.

Dan remains at the leading edge of professional practice by actively engaging with a broad network of risk, governance and safety associations and bodies, and forward-thinking HSE professionals. 

At DWF Risk, Dan's focus and services include:

  • Risk management frameworks
  • WHS management systems and documentation
  • Strategic planning for improved WHS performance
  • Training in WHS requirements
  • Assurance activities including audits and inspections
  • Crisis management and incident response
  • Safety regulator responses and enforceable undertakings
  • Investigations into incidents, injuries and compensation claims

Dan volunteers his time and energy to Workplace Health without Borders (WHWB) which supports populations with limited access to occupational health and occupational hygiene expertise and services. 

Outside of work, Dan lives by the water and enjoys camping and playing in the park with his four children as well as watching live rugby games.


  • Fellow – Governance Institute of Australia
  • Australian Institute of Health & Safety (AIHS)
  • Safety Governance Foundation
  • National Safety Council Australia (NSCA) Foundation
  • Risk Management Institute of Australia (RMIA)


  • "Dan is the ultimate professional, his hard work and keen eye for detail make him an invaluable leader on any project." Max Crowther, Group Manager Health and Safety, Thiess
  • "During my Defence tenure I found Dan a capable and professional Safety Manager with a comprehensive knowledge of safety legislation and regulation. Dan has a well developed understanding of contractor safety management in particular, in the primary contract role. Dan has a flexible and consultative communication style which he applies successfully to relationship building and supporting organisational intent in the safety space." Roman Paraska, Regional WHS Advisor, Department of Defence