Ann-louise Anderson (Weaver)
Bsc Biochemistry, NZCS Biochemistry, DipMkt, MNZIMLS021 975 292
Phone: 09 376 0121
PO Box 147391, Ponsonby, Auckland 1144 New Zealand
Ann-louise Anderson (Weaver) has long been the go-to person for information and advice on best practice in drug testing in the workplace. Before establishing InScience in 2007, she was a chief executive in another leading edge scientific and medical distribution company.
She is a long-standing member of the Australia and New Zealand Standards Committee that continues to develop regulations across both drug and alcohol levels and testing practices.
Her passion lies in helping people to stay safe at work, employers to get the best they can from their workers and ensuring a fair outcome for all. In her eyes, drug testing at work is possibly the single most effective weapon against adult substance abuse. It is a proven, low cost strategy, identifying those needing help, cutting accidents and sick leave, while improving attendance and increasing productivity. It also is an essential part of compliance with health and safety requirements.
Those she has worked alongside can’t speak highly enough of her depth of knowledge and the support she has given their businesses.
Ann-louise holds a BSC in Biochemistry, NZCS Biochemistry, Dip Mkt, MNZIMLS, and is a science graduate majoring in Biochemistry. She has worked alongside laboratories for 30 years, establishing drug testing for the workplace, immunosuppression and therapeutic drug test application, immunoassay and sexual health diagnostics.
She is formerly chief executive of In Vitro Technologies PTY Ltd Australia and New Zealand and before that managing director of Dade Behring New Zealand, a multinational clinical diagnostic company who brought the first immunoassay drug screening methods and instrumentation into the laboratories. For more than seven years she has been a director and managing director both in New Zealand and more latterly Australia.
Ann-louise has over 30 years experience in commerce, science and medicine alongside extensive work with major corporations in development and implementation of workplace policies, from smoke free legislation to occupational health and safety initiatives around drugs and alcohol. She brings a chief executive’s perspective to workplace initiatives and policies, balancing the science, human resources and commercial practicalities.
Since 1997 Ann-louise has been an active member of the Australia and New Zealand Standards committee CHO36 who have been responsible for the revision of AS/NZS 4308 in 2001 and 2008. More recently she is on the standards committee revising the Oral Fluids Standards AS4760:2006 which is being revised and made a joint New Zealand standard.
She is a consultant in Australia and New Zealand for companies involved in marketing and bringing to market of new products, training schemes and services.
Ann-louise formed InScience in response to the need for expertly supported onsite test devices with results interpretation and procedural advice, related policy development and training and pioneered AS/NZS4308:2008 onsite drug screening compliance. The emergence of on-site testing in either urine samples or saliva (oral fluid) samples requires careful management and understanding of science and regulatory relating to the Standards in play. Most contemporary businesses today focus on their core competencies and outsource areas of their business needs not within those paramaters, allowing them to get the very best support and value over time. InScience is the solution to their inhouse science in safety and science in health needs, hence the company name. Ann-louise has an extensive network of world renowned experts in the fields of forensic and other sciences available to assist with independent information and expert testimony.
Ann-louise has an NZQA National Certificate in Adult Education and Training L4 adult trainers and 4098 assessors qualification and has written 2 NZQA unit standards for urine drug screening and collection (25458 and 25511) and developed courses for these Unit Standards which meet the requirements for competency based qualifications in urine drug screening plus the collection processes for occupational health and safety practices or workplaces conducting their own drug and alcohol testing.