The NSCA Foundation invites you to join us in recognising and celebrating Australia’s leading workplace safety heroes at the 28th Annual National Safety Awards of Excellence luncheon.

The presentation gala luncheon is a celebration of all the hard work teams and individuals contribute towards the health and safety of their colleagues and employees.

All finalists will be recognised on the day, with winners of each category announced.

Master of Ceremonies

Stephanie Brantz

Keynote Speaker

Natalee Johnston

This year’s Master of Ceremonies is television sport presenter, reporter, commentator and sits on the board of Trustees at the Sydney Cricket and Sports Ground Trust, Stephanie Brantz.

Stephanie started her media career with the SBS Sports team in 2000 working on a football program of the time – On the Ball. After secondment as a press assistant during the Sydney 2000 Games, Stephanie went on to further her studies, by way of a Bachelor of Health Sciences as well as media training, before returning to ‘On the Ball’ in 2002. By 2006 she was host of both the ”FIFA World Cup Highlights Show” and “Toyota World Sport”.

After leaving Channel Nine, Stephanie free-lanced for Fox Sports and ESPN before joining the ABC as the face of their Sport coverage where she hosted the successful ABC coverage of the London Paralympic Games and from 2010 – 2019 has fronted the network’s coverage of the Australian of the Year, the Flag Raising and Citizenship ceremony, New Year’s Eve and also the ANZAC Dawn Service coverage from Gallipoli/Villers-Bretonneux and the Centenary commemorations across the Western Front and Beersheba.

From 2016, Stephanie joined the ESPN Australia team as a host and contributor for regular written and video content and reporting/presenting from the FIFA World Cup in Russia as well as the Australian Open and hosting the US Open Tennis program ‘US Open Primetime’, she appeared on Fox Sports as lead commentator of the W-League football competition, and football internationals and anchored the ‘Brumbies TV’ Super Rugby show on One HD as well as co-hosting the Macquarie Sports Radio drive time program through the Commonwealth Games.

In 2019, Stephanie travelled to France for the FIFA Women’s World Cup as a producer for FIFA TV and has also produced a number of segments for the FIFA football show.

This year’s Keynote Speaker is the first female pilot in the Royal Australian Navy, Natalee Johnston.

Natalee Johnston has 24 years of military experience as a qualified helicopter instructor, operations and safety leader. Natalee is passionate about safety and how an organisation’s culture and resilience can positively contribute to the welfare of all employees, their families and the community as a whole.Natalee has been part of the Royal Australian Navy’s and the wider Defence Forces’ cultural transition from an operational and a personnel perspective. As the first female Naval helicopter pilot she understands the challenges of trying to break into an established organisational culture. Being part of a minority for her entire career, she has a personal insight into how people change to fit in and the difficulties in trying to break this evolution.

As the first woman in the RAN to return to flying duties post having children, she understands the stressors of modern life, the challenges and strain on managing time and responsibilities between work, family, friends and yourself and the guilt that can accompany it. Having sacrificed time with her children to continue on her career and gain qualifications in Accident investigation and piloting the MRH90 Maritime Support Helicopter she knows the importance of support networks and developing resilience, understanding and a sense of what can be achieved in her children.

Natalee is an engaging story teller who has an ability to connect and take the audience on a journey. She tells a story of personal challenges, resilience and will compel the audience to reconsider how they communicate and think about workplace safety and culture.


Date: Wednesday 8 December 2021
Time: 11:30am for a 12noon start and a 3:30pm conclusion
Venue: Doltone House, Hyde Park, Sydney
Hyde Park Ballroom
Level 3, 181 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Costs: $125pp or $900 table of 8 (NSCA Foundation members)
$200pp or $1450 table of 8 (non members)
Registration: In-person Registrations have now closed but click below to register for the Live Stream
RSVP: Friday 28 November 2021 unless sold out prior