Established in 1997, QEC is a specialised regulatory and technical consultancy, working across the fields of environmental, safety, hazardous substances, food safety and quality management.We provide consultancy, training, auditing, assessment and certification services throughout New Zealand. Our staff are experienced and tertiary qualified.
QEC is a registered Private Training Establishment (PTE) with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. We operate a training management system which is independently audited and accredited by NZQA. We provide a range of short to medium courses and National Certificates. At our last external review the NZQA concluded we were confident in educational performance and confident in self assessment. WE are the sole provide of the NZQA Approved Health and Safety Foundation Skills Certificate course.

Our health and safety system is accredited to TERTIARY in the ACC WSMP programme.

QEC is an accredited audit and certification agent to the Warranty Standards accreditation programme, approved by International Certifications Ltd. The standards include the Quality, Eco, Work Safe, Safe Food and Risk Management. Our auditors hold international registration with either EXEMPLAR or Warranty Standards. Our auditors are skilled in working in a variety of work places with different environments, cultures, and hazards.
QEC is contracted to ACC to provide senior audit services for auditor peer review and the accredited employer programme (AEP).

QEC employs two Worksafe approved Test Certifiers under the Hazardous Substance and New Organisms Act, providing compliance assessment and certification for approved handlers, locations and stationary container systems.

We have a well earned reputation for excellence and our specialised industry and regulatory knowledge enables us to provide our clients with consultancy across the fields of quality, health and safety and environmental management.

Our staff

Leigh-Anne Peake

Managing Director
Education and Training:

Bachelor of Science (earth science)
Diploma of Environmental Management
Diploma Occupational Health and Safety
Certificate in Quality Assurance
EXEMPLAR Lead Environmental Auditor
ACC Approved Senior Auditor AEP
HNSO Test Certifier – locations, approved handlers, tanks (TST0036)

Key Activities:
Client and project management
Site assessments and audits
Management system development
Safety culture development
HSNO location test certificates
HSNO Approved Handler certification
Auditing- health and safety, quality

Leigh-Anne has managed and expanded QEC since 1997. Her background is predominantly chemical industry, however over the years she has gained experience across a range of sectors, including manufacturing, forestry, food, education, compliance, resource consents, waste, contaminated sites, plant and machinery. Leigh-Anne is a specialist auditor trainer and her skills are highly sought after. Over the years, many of QEC's clients have achieved their goals and objectives with input and coaching from Leigh-Anne. Contact 07 827 0075 ext 19

Andrew Peake

Account Manager

Key Activities:

Andrew has many years' experience running commercial businesses.

He looks after the accounting function for QEC and is keen to further develop commercial relationships with QEC's many existing and future clients.

Andrew, under instruction from the girls, is learning to make coffee and is progressing well.

Contact 07 827 0075 ext 15

Fiona Forrest

Hazardous Substance Consultant

Education and training:
Bachelor in Forensic Science and Biology
HSNO Test Certifier – locations, approved handlers (TST100175)

Key Activities:
Hazardous substance assessment and monitoring
Site assessments and audits
Auditing - environmental, health and safety, quality
Fiona has four and a half years experience in Quality Control working in a cGMP Laboratory. Fiona is involved in hazardous substance management including HSNO compliance, site audits and certification.

Contact Fiona on or 07 827 0075 ext 22

Mary Amacna
Consultant/Training and QA Coordinator

Education and Training
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Advanced Educational Facilitation (Adult Education)
Certificate in Professional Education
Certificate of Proficiency in Science Education

Key Activities
Course Review
Quality Assurance
Mary has varied work experience both in manufacturing industry and education settings. She worked as a process engineer in an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001accredited company before moving to hazardous waste environmental services. She has also worked as a pollution control officer for years in-charged of treating and transporting hazardous substances as well as compliance with legal requirements and HSE regulations.

After acquiring her license to teach, she expanded her skills to include education and has over five years of experience in science and chemistry education.

Contact Mary on or 07 827 0075 ext 17

Adrea Noyes
Compliance Support

Education and training:
Master of Science (res. hons.) (Earth Sciences)
National Certificate in Community Support Services

Key Activities:
Resource consents

Adrea has just completed her MSc (research) degree in Earth Sciences, investigating soil recovery in landslide sites over time at Whatawhata. Adrea is a researcher and supports our consultants with their work in the field with data capture, and report content.

Contact Adrea on or 07 827 0075 ext 12


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Clients success

20 Years EXEMPLAR Registered Senior Auditor

April 2017
Our Managing Director Leigh-Anne Peake has been an internationally accredited Senior Environmental (and safety and quality) Auditor with EXEMPLAR Global for an impressive 20 YEARS! This means she has completed 20 years of compulsory professional development, conducted audits, undergone peer review, re-registrations, and supported EXEMPLAR with auditor exam development for 20 consecutive years.

South Pacific Pictures Achieves Worksafe Warranty Certification

Congratulations to Mel Jones and the team working Hard at South Pacific Pictures Ltd who successfully passed their first Worksafe Warranty Audit July 2017. These guys produce Shortland Street, so next time you are watching a bit of your favourite soap, you can be assured that all the systems, including some great stunts, are all managed with a safety first attitude. After the audit Mel noted "the Audit was incredibly beneficial. Thanks so much for the recommendations". Contact us at QEC if you would like to know more about Worksafe Warranty accreditation in your business,

Shortland St Set

Shortland St Set

Industrial Tube Manufacturing Co. Ltd

Congratulations to Industrial Tube Manufacturing Co. Ltd for successfully commissioning their hydrogen facility on the 4th December 2014 for their stainless steel manufacturing and annealing operations in Hamilton

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