Cassandra was first elected to the SRCLA Executive Committee in December 2015. She has continued her involvement with the Executive Committee since this time including as Vice President from December 2018.
Cassandra currently works at Bis Industries as Group Manager Workers Compensation & Rehabilitation where she leads Bis’ workers compensation insurance services team under Comcare self-insurance and multiple state jurisdictions. Her team is responsible for injury management and workers’ compensation for approximately 1200 employees nationally. She has over 15 years’ experience in the transport, logistics and mining industries and a background in industrial relations and human resources.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Laura was appointed to the SRCC from December 2019 as Deputy Commissioner to Louisa Hudson, Commissioner representing licensees. Laura also holds the position of Vice President of the SRCLA Executive Committee.
Laura works for Commonwealth Bank as an Executive Manager in the Group Chief Controls Office and is responsible for governance of non-financial risk across the Commonwealth Bank. Laura has held senior leadership roles in human resources, safety, governance and rehabilitation across the banking & finance, transport and logistics sectors and has also held teaching and fellowship positions at University of Melbourne and University of Wollongong.
Laura has a Juris Doctor from RMIT, a Bachelor Science (Hons) from University of Wollongong and a Graduate Diploma in Safety Science from UNSW. Laura is a qualified Safety, Quality and Business Management Systems Auditor.
Laura is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of South East Leisure (SEL) a sport and leisure facilities operator. She also volunteers at the Peninsula Community Legal Centre.
FedEx Express Australia
Amanda is the National Workers Compensation Manager at FedEx Express / TNT Australasia and is responsible for the facilitation of claims management of approximately 4,500 employees nationally and has been in this role for almost 5 years. She has a background in Social Work and has occupied various CTP and State and Federal Workers Compensation roles for 18 years, including injury management and a lengthy period developing specialist catastrophic claims initiatives.
Pacific National Services
Laura is the Head of Workers Compensation and Compliance at Pacific National, Australia’s largest private rail freight operator responsible for transporting bulk commodities and containerised freight across Australia. Laura is responsible for the facilitation of claims management of more than 3,500 employees across Australia under Comcare self-insurance and multiple state jurisdictions. She has been in the role for 5 and a half years, working as the Workers Compensation Team Leader under Asciano, prior to a demerger in August 2016.
Laura has formal qualifications including a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) and a Grad Cert in Occupational Health and Safety with over 15 years’ experience in injury management in a clinical setting, as an approved rehabilitation provider and working with various employers across multiple industries in both a RTW and claims capacity.
Laura has recently lead Pacific National through a successful third party administrator transition to EML in July 2019.
Beti is the National Comcare Manager at Wilson Security, leading integrated security provider with over 6,000 employees protecting the wellbeing of thousands of customers and their businesses every day.
With over 27 years of experience in workers compensation, claims management, rehabilitation, recovery & return to work across State and Federal (Comcare) schemes, Beti joined Wilson Security in 2016 to manage its Comcare national team and self insurance responsibilities.
Prior to joining Wilson Security, Beti held senior roles across transport, logistics, healthcare, manufacturing, automotive and public order and protection industries.
Australian Postal Corporation
Julian is the General Manager of Injury Management at Australia Post Group (APG), Australia’s leading logistics and integrated services business having commenced in the role in June 2021. Julian’s role carries the responsibility of leading a team providing Injury Management services over 35,000 employees. Julian has formal qualifications including a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) and a Master’s in Public Health (Occupational and Environmental Health) with over 20 years of experience in workers compensation, claims management and rehabilitation activities across State and Federal (Comcare) schemes.
Prior to joining Australia Post, Julian held senior roles across waste management, logistics and manufacturing industries.
Australian National University
Lisa is the Senior Consultant, Claims Management, at the Australian National University (ANU), having commenced in July 2018 when the ANU became a self-insured licensee. Lisa is responsible for all aspects of the ANU’s Claims Management System.
Prior to joining ANU, Lisa was employed by Comcare for over 20 years, holding various positions in the claims division over that time, most recently as the manager of the Operational Policy team, responsible for the development and maintenance of claims operational policies and procedures.
Australian Postal Corporation
Melanie is the National Rehabilitation Manager for the Australia Post Group (APG), Australia’s leading logistics and integrated services business. Melanie is responsible for leading a team of in-house workplace rehabilitation providers who provide occupational rehabilitation services to a 35,000 strong workforce nationally. She has been employed with APG for the past 12 years working across rehabilitation and workers compensation. Prior to that she has a further 10 years’ experience working in insurance, risk management and occupational rehabilitation. Melanie has a BA (Psychology) from the University of Newcastle and is a registered Psychologist.
Saide is the Senior Regulatory and Compliance Specialist across global HSWE and Protective Security for Telstra. This involves SRC regulatory and legislative compliance management, quality assurance, strategic oversight as well as involvement in litigation of workers’ compensation cases in collaboration with Telstra legal.
Saide has a Bachelor of Laws with honours and is an Australian legal practitioner with a Graduate Diploma of legal practice from the College of Law. She has worked in both state and federal compensation schemes in legal, advisory and consulting roles for 10 years. Saide has co-authored the Health and Safety Law Handbook and is passionate about workplace safety. Saide has also volunteered in disability and mental health legal centres and has vast experience working closely with various stakeholders from all walks of life.
National Australia Bank Limited
Vimalini is the Manager of Workers Compensation at National Australia Bank Limited (NAB), one of the four largest financial institutions in Australia in terms of market capitalisation, earnings and customers. Vimalini is responsible for leading a team of in-house claims consultants who facilitate the claims management of more than 30,000 employees across Australia under the Comcare self-insurance jurisdiction. She is also responsible for providing scheme specific technical advice and management of litigation matters. Vimalini has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from La Trobe University and is an Australian legal practitioner with a Graduate Diploma of legal practice. She has worked in federal compensation schemes in legal, advisory and consulting roles for over 5 years.
Louisa was elected by licensees to represent their views and was appointed to the SRCC from 27 November 2017.
As Executive for HSWE at Telstra, Louisa oversees Telstra’s health and safety, rehabilitation and compensation, wellbeing agenda and environmental compliance globally. She previously worked at NAB as Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing. Louisa has a legal background in dispute resolution, practising in the area of insurance and risk. She also spent seven years as a Senior Legal Counsel with WorkSafe Victoria, where she was involved in the regulation of the compensation scheme as well as management of litigation at a scheme level.
Louisa is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and chairs the TAC Board Risk Committee. She has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University, is an Australian legal practitioner and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.