Australian Postal Corporation
Michael has more than 30 years’ experience in the management of work related injury and illness with self-insured corporations. He has participated in many working parties involving Regulators and Safe Work Australia Technical Advisory Groups, represents the Comcare jurisdiction on the National Council of Self Insurers and was the Deputy Commissioner representing self-insurers on the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission for five years through to February 2020. He is the General Manager, Injury Management for a large corporation leading a team of more than 100 injury management experts and has a detailed understanding of injury management systems and regulatory obligations.
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 14 years’ experience in the transport, logistics and mining industries and a background in industrial relations and human resources. Cassandra was first elected to the SRCLA Executive Committee in December 2015. She has continued her involvement with the SRCLA Executive Committee since this time and also acts as Executive Sponsor of the Claims Sub-Committee.
Prosegur Australia Pty Ltd
Gavin joined the SRCLA Executive Committee in 2014 and was elected Treasurer in 2016. As Prosegur’s National Workplace Relations Manager, Gavin oversees all human resource functions for Prosegur throughout Australia including injury management and workers compensation. Gavin has over 20 years’ experience in workers compensation as an insurer, consultant and employer managing self-insured programs across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
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.
Amanda is the National Workers Compensation Manager at TNT Australia 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.
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 26 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.
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.
Virgin Australia Airlines
Bron Taylor is the Manager, Group Workplace Safety at Virgin Australia Airlines. Bron is a Disability Management professional who is passionate about providing a high level of support and service which adds value to operational areas assisting them in achieving their Workplace Health & Safety, Health & Wellbeing and Injury Management outcomes.
Bron has formal qualifications including a Masters of Human Services – Rehabilitation Counselling and is currently completing a Masters of Business Administration at QUT. Global accountabilities include Workers Compensation, Safety, Rehabilitation, Return to Work, Claims Management, Health & Wellbeing, Premium Management and recently lead the successful transition for Virgin Australia Airlines to the pathway of Self-Insurance under the Comcare scheme, managing all aspects of the Self-Insurance licence application including financial analysis, legislative assessment, WHS/OHS analysis, Rehabilitation analysis, Board Briefing and Strategy affirmation.
Having worked in various roles within Virgin Australia Airlines across 17 years Bron has strong leadership skills focused on collaboration, empowerment, coaching and engagement demonstrating a high level of commitment and motivation to creating an environment where our people can become happier, healthier and more socially connected.