The WorkSafe Board

The WorkSafe Board is accountable to the Government, stakeholders and society.

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Bob Cameron

Chair

LLB (Melb) FAICD

Bob Cameron

Appointed Chair: September 2022

Bob is an experienced Chair of Government entities and has served as a Victorian and Local Government Minister between 1999 until 2010, including as Minister for WorkCover, Police, Emergency Services, Corrections and Agriculture. As WorkCover Minister, he oversaw the reintroduction of common law rights into the (WorkSafe) compensation scheme in the early 2000’s and made significant changes to improve occupational health and safety.

Bob is currently the Chair of Coliban Water and a Non-Executive Director at Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Murray Primary Health Network. He has served as Chair/Board Director of various Not for Profit organisations in his local community.

Bob is a lawyer by profession.

Bob is a member of WorkSafe’s:

  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Risk Committee
  • People and Culture Committee
  • Information and Technology Committee
  • WorkCover Advisory Committee (Chair)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee (Chair)

Peter McMullin AM

Non-Executive Director

B.Law, B.Commerce

Appointed: February 2018 / reappointed February 2021

Peter's diverse and high profile career includes 25 years' experience running a legal practice. Peter holds the position of Special Counsel at the law firm Cornwall Stodart.

Peter is a past President of the Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI), and has held various prominent community and organisational leadership roles. He has high-level expertise in commercial and financial management, and is an experienced consultant and mediator across the public and private sectors.

Peter was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2021 for significant service to business, to the law, and to the community.

Member of WorkSafe's:

  • People and Culture Committee
  • Risk Committee

Attendee:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee
  • WorkCover Advisory Committee

Doug Kearsley

Non-Executive Director

B.Sc(Math)(Hons), GradDip (Op Research), Oxford Adv Management Programme

Appointed: April 2017 / reappointed March 2020

Doug has over 30 years’ experience working at a Senior Executive and Board Director in the statutory insurance and finance sector, including significant roles with the Transport Accident Commission of Victoria (TAC), WorkSafe Victoria, the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) and ESSSuper (current Director).

Doug has also provided advice to a number of other Injury and Disability Insurance Schemes around Australia and brings in-depth understanding of statutory schemes and the drivers of success including strategic planning, risk management, financing and capital management.

Member of WorkSafe's:

  • Finance and Audit Committee (Chair)
  • Information and Technology Committee

Attendee:

  • Risk Committee
  • Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee
  • WorkCover Advisory Committee

Julie Warren

Non-Executive Director

GAICD

Appointed: October 2019

Julie has recently retired from the National Workers Union, where she served for over two decades as an organiser, educator, negotiator and campaigner before being the first woman elected as President of the Victorian Branch. Her commitment to workers has given her a deep understanding of issues pertaining to work and the impact of a changing economy on individuals, their families and their communities.

The Union is 50,000 membership organisation covering workers in the warehousing, manufacturing, food, dairy, agriculture, pharmaceutical, chemical and oil, and market research industries.

Julie has been at the forefront of campaigns that have delivered significant social change and has represented the view of workers and their families to Governments, businesses and the broader community. She has a strong understanding of stakeholder views and has worked with employees, employers, industry groups as well as State and Federal Government.

Julie is a Non-Executive Board Director at the Portable Long Service Leave Authority.

Member of WorkSafe's:

  • People and Culture Committee (Chair)
  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Risk Committee

Attendee:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee
  • WorkCover Advisory Committee

Elizabeth Lukin

Non-Executive Director

GradDip (Nursing), B.Arts, GAICD

Appointed: October 2019

Elizabeth is a strategic communications professional with over 25-years experience consulting to leaders in business, sport, government, NFP and membership organisations and unions.

Beginning her working life as a nurse, Elizabeth was most recently General Manager of Corporate Affairs and Communications for the Australian Football League, following a career as an owner and director of one of Australia’s most successful public affairs, research and campaign agencies, Essential Media Communications.

Elizabeth has specialised in issues and crisis communications management, and her professional practice is driven by research strategies that seek to understand public and stakeholders views, and broader social themes that drive consumer, fan and citizen behaviour.

Member of WorkSafe's:

  • Risk Committee
  • People and Culture Committee
  • Information and Technology Committee

Attendee:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee
  • WorkCover Advisory Committee

Flavia Gobbo

Non-Executive Director

B.Law, B.Arts, GAICD

Appointed: 1 January 2020

Flavia has a wealth of experience in workplace injury insurance, corporate law and governance.

Flavia is currently the Chair of WorkCover Queensland, having previously served as Chair of the former Queensland Workers Compensation regulator, QComp.

Flavia is also Chair of the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA); is a Trustee of food charity SecondBite Future Trust; and was previously a director of Employers Mutual Limited, Deputy Chair of Rowing Australia and SecondBite.

An experienced senior lawyer, Flavia is a recognised legal practitioner of the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Member of WorkSafe's

  • Information and Technology Committee (Chair)
  • Finance and Audit Committee

Attendee:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee
  • WorkCover Advisory Committee

Jane Brockington

Non-Executive Director

B.Eco, GradDip (Economics), FIFAA (Vic)

Appointed: August 2017 / reappointed August 2020

Jane is the Principal of Bridging Policy and Practice where her work encompasses regulation, governance, integrity and transformation.

Jane is also a non-executive Director on the boards of the Victorian Asbestos Eradication Authority (VAEA), Sparkways (formerly TRY Australia) and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC); and she is a member of the Department of Treasury and Finance Audit & Risk Committee.

Jane has previously held Victorian public sector leadership roles.

Member of WorkSafe's:

  • Risk Committee (Chair)

Attendee:

  • Finance and Audit Committee
  • Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Committee
  • WorkCover Advisory Committee