The WorkCover Western Australia Authority (the Board) is responsible for governance of the Agency; the provision of independent advice to the Minister and State Government; and the approval of certain service providers. Constituted under section 94(1) of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, the Board is authorised to use and operate under the trading name ‘WorkCover WA’.

The Chief Executive Officer, who is a member of the Board, directs the operations and day-to-day administration of WorkCover WA through the implementation of the Board’s strategic direction. The Chief Executive Officer and all other staff of WorkCover WA are employed under the provisions of the Public Sector Management Act 1994.

This section includes information on the WorkCover WA Board and our compliance with Public Interest Disclosure and Freedom of Information legislation.

The WorkCover WA Board, under section 95 of the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, consists of the Chairman and six members:

  • One person appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the Minister as a member and chairman of the Board and referred to as a nominee member.
  • The Chief Executive Officer of WorkCover WA.
  • The Chief Executive Officer of the department of the public service of the State principally assisting the Minister charged with the administration of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.
  • Four people appointed by the Governor, on the recommendation of the Minister, as members of the Board and referred to as nominee members of whom: one is a person experienced in employers’ interests; one is a person experienced in workers’ interests; one is a person experienced in insurance matters; and one is a person experienced in accounting and financial management.

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Chairman

Greg Joyce Chairman – appointed by the Governor on the recommendation of the Minister

Mr Greg Joyce
has been a member and Chair of WorkCover WA’s Board since 1 May 2005. Mr Joyce was reappointed for a further three year term from 4 January 2017. Mr Joyce was the Director General of the Department of Housing and Works from July 2001 until his retirement in January 2005. Mr Joyce has a law degree from the University of Western Australia and is qualified to practise as a barrister and solicitor in Western Australia.

Members

Michelle Reynolds Member – Chief Executive Officer of WorkCover WA

Ms Michelle Reynolds**
has served as CEO of WorkCover WA since 25 December 2008. Ms Reynolds has 30 years’ experience in the Western Australian public sector, the past 15 years in senior executive roles, and has played a key role in shaping public sector management policy. Ms Reynolds was seconded to Rottnest Island Authority on 4 January 2017.**Mr Chris White is the Acting Chief Executive Officer during Ms Reynolds’ secondment. Mr White has more than 30 years’ experience in workers’ compensation and occupational safety and health policy in Western Australia.
 Ann Driscoll
Member – Chief Executive Officer of the department of the Public Service of the State principally assisting the Minister charged with the administration of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.

Ms Anne Driscoll is the Director General, Department of Commerce and commenced in the role in August 2015. Prior to this, Ms Driscoll was the Executive Director of the Consumer Protection Division for over seven years. Ms Driscoll is a member of the WorkCover WA Board by virtue of office.

 Warren Edwardes
Member – Experienced in employers’ interests


Mr Warren Edwardes, General Manager Workplace Consulting, Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA was appointed a member of the WorkCover WA Board from 30 December 2015 for a three year term. Mr Edwardes is also a qualified solicitor and is the Director of the Chamber’s law firm, Business Law WA.
 Steven Burns Member – Experienced in insurance matters

Mr Steven Burns
was reappointed a member of the WorkCover WA Board on 1 October 2013, and again on 1 October 2016 for a further three year term. Mr Burns previously had a 24 year career in the insurance industry and has held general management and product management responsibility in Tasmania, Northern Territory, Western Australia, ACT and New Zealand.
Owen Whittle Member – Experienced in workers’ interests

Mr Owen Whittle
 was appointed to the WorkCover WA Board on 4 January 2014, and was reappointed for three years on 30 December 2014. Mr Whittle is currently the Assistant Secretary of UnionsWA, with responsibility for workers’ compensation and occupational health and safety matters. Mr Whittle was previously employed by the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union and is a member of the ACTU’s Occupational Health and Safety Committee.
 Victoria Wilmot Member – Experienced in accounting and financial management.

Mrs Victoria Wilmot was appointed to the WorkCover WA Board on 4 January 2005, and was reappointed for a further three year term from 4 January 2017. She previously had a 24 year career at the University of Western Australia where she held various roles including Business Manager Finance and Resources, Associate Resources, Associate Director Treasury and Investments and the Deputy Director Financial Services. Ms Wilmot is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA) in Australia, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors.

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