WorkSafe is governed by a Board which is accountable to the Government, stakeholders and society.
David Krasnostein, Chairperson
BJuris (Hons), LLB, LLM
David Krasnostein joined the Board in December 2011 and was appointed Chairperson, effective from 15 July 2012. He was formerly CEO of MLC Private Equity, one of Australia's oldest and largest global private equity investors with over $4 billion of assets in Europe, the USA, China, India, Australia and South America. Prior to that appointment David was Chief General Counsel of National Australia Bank, the first General Counsel of Telstra and Head of Strategic and Corporate Planning, a partner at the Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin in Washington DC, and a lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York.
David is a Director of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH), a member of the Federal Attorney General's International Legal Services Advisory Council (ILSAC), and Chairman of Global Reconciliation and the Qualitas Advisory Board.
LLB, BEc, LLM(London), FAICD
Jane Bell was appointed a Director of WorkSafe Victoria in 2009. She is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. Jane is also Deputy Chair of Westernport Water Corporation, a non-executive director of Melbourne Health (Royal Melbourne Hospital) and Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research.
Jane has over 22 years experience in international banking and finance in senior legal roles in Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and the USA including with Wesfarmers (Melbourne and Brisbane), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (Toronto), Norton Rose (London), Chartered WestLB (London), Mallesons Stephen Jaques (Melbourne), Ford Credit Australia Limited (Melbourne) and Corrs Chambers Westgarth (Melbourne).
Jane holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Economics, Master of Laws (London) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Geoff was appointed a Director of the Victorian WorkCover Authority in June 2009. He is a Managing Director of GBS Venture Partners and has more than 20 years venture capital experience.
Dr. Brooke's VC experience includes start-up financings, public company placements and corporate acquisitions, as well as public listings on both NASDAQ and ASX. He has been an investor, executive and director of private and public companies, and is currently on the board of directors of several GBS portfolio companies.
Dr. Brooke is licensed in clinical medicine by the Medical Board of Victoria, Australia and his post-graduate studies were in anaesthetics/intensive care. He earned his Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery from the University of Melbourne, Australia and a Masters of Business Administration from IMEDE (now IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Denise Cosgrove, Chief Executive
Denise joined WorkSafe as Chief Executive in November 2012.
Denise has held senior management positions for the past 20 years in human resources development, operational management, strategy, planning and communications.
Prior to joining WorkSafe, Denise worked for New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC). Her most recent role with the ACC was as General Manager, Claims Management, responsible for the management of ACC operations as well as other areas including the clinical directorate, health procurement and innovation functions.
Prior to working with the ACC Denise was Assistant Auditor-General, Strategy at the Office of the Auditor-General.