WorkSafe CEO to step down


Geelong-based WorkSafe Victoria's CEO Clare Amies is stepping down from the position later this year, it was announed today (12 ASept 2019).

Ms Amies has led WorkSafe Victoria since 2015, during a period of considerable change. She helped lead moving the headquarters to Geelong, developing and commencing the roll out of its long-term WorkSafe 2030 strategy and preventative programs to make staff health, wellbeing and mental health key priorities for the organisation.

Ms Amies first joined WorkSafe in 2009 and held a number of senior leadership roles before her appointment as chief executive in 2015.

Prior to joining WorkSafe, Ms Amies was chief executive officer of the Western Region Health Centre, a community health centre providing a range of health and support services to Melbourne’s western suburbs.

Ms Amies will take up a new role at the Department of Justice and Community Safety leading work examining regulatory arrangements across the justice portfolios.

Recruitment of a new chief executive will commence shortly with Ms Amies to continue in the role until a new appointment is in place.

Source: Based on a state government media release