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New CEO and Board members for WorkSafe Victoria

The Victorian Government has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer and Board Members of WorkSafe.

Colin Radford was selected as the organisation’s next CEO, with John Merritt appointed as Chair of the Board. Elizabeth Lukin and Julie Warren have also been appointed as Board Directors.

Radford is currently the CEO of the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority and has previously served in senior executive roles at WorkSafe and the Transport Accident Commission.

Merritt is currently serving as Non-Executive Director of the Transport Accident Commission and Principal of Aeon Advisory Pty Ltd, which is an advisor to organisations, companies and governments. He was previously CEO at VicRoads and the Victorian Environment Protection Authority.

Lukin is the Corporate Affair Advisor with the AFL and has previously been the General Manager Corporate Affairs and Communications and Head of Corporate Affairs. Before that, she was the owner and Director of Essential Media Communications.

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Warren was the President of the Victorian branch of the National Union of Workers from 2006 to 2018 and has held roles at the union as an organiser and trainer. She is currently a board member of the Portable Long Service Authority, Migrant Workers Centre, Manufacturing Skills Advisory Board and Cities & Successful Societies Project.

The new board members and CEO will commence at WorkSafe in the coming weeks.

“I congratulate Mr Radford, Mr Merritt, Ms Lukin and Ms Warren on their appointments at WorkSafe Victoria,” said Attorney-General Jill Hennessy.

“They will bring a wealth of leadership, knowledge and experience to their respective roles at one of Victoria’s most important organisations.”

“I am immensely grateful to Clare Amies, and outgoing board members including Chair Paul Barker, for their dedicated service to WorkSafe and their commitment to keeping Victorians safe at work.”

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