Speaker Bios

ACT Australia Session 1: Truckin’ – Risk Assessment, Hazard Awareness and the Culture of Speaking Up


ACT Australia Session 2: The Skills Needed to Build an Agile Team and Why It Is So Important

Nicchia Schutt-Toleman

National Leadership and Risk Manager, ACT Australia and New Zealand

Formerly the most senior Incident Investigator for BP in Australia, Nicchia has a Graduate Diploma, OHS, Certificate IV, Government (Investigation) and is a Certified Generalist OHS Professional, Safety Institute of Australia (COHSProf).  Nicchia recently worked for the Commonwealth Games as the Deputy Venue Manager, WHS.  She has 20 years experience as a Workplace Health and Safety professional.  This covers industries such as aviation, laboratories, higher education, mechanical and oil and gas.  Nicchia specialises in incident investigation, coaching and investigation facilitation and organisational safety.   Nicchia is an engaging communicator, which is evidenced by her strong work relationships and her previous experience lecturing in risk management for the Undergraduate Nursing Degree at the University of Southern Queensland and teaching script writing at the Queensland School of Film and Television.  Nicchia spends her spare time performing stand-up comedy in Brisbane.

Nicchia also headed the safety culture program at BP Bulwer Island.  In 2017 Nicchia wrote, produced and delivered the highly regarded regional tour of ‘Jed’s Story’ for ACT AUSTRALIA throughout Queensland.

Susan Fleming

Director, ACT Australia and New Zealand

Susan is the Director of ACT Australia and New Zealand, the sole licensee outside the UK for theatre-based safety culture workshops; one of which we will be seeing today, customised for Australia.

Susan brings film and television production experience in action films, CEO experience as the State Director of CEDA in Western Australia and a combined 25 years in management development to her work.

Susan was the Senior Client Director for the Australian Institute of Management for 7 years, developing strategies for leadership and the first clients for the Australian Institute of Management in China

Susan is a board member for ISTIH, Women in Oil and Gas and the Child Safety Foundation.