Appointments to the restructured WorkCover Tasmania Board have been finalised, providing the Board with a skills-based structure following a public expression of interest process.
The Board was dissolved on 1 January in line with amendments to the Worker’s Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988, with new board appointments formally approved in January 2018.
Dr Robert Walters will continue his position on the Board, having been its medical director since 1997. Dr Walters has extensive experience on boards, including with Primary Health Tasmania and the Cancer Council of Tasmania, of which he was chairman from 2001-2004.
New board appointees include:
The Board works with employers, workers, doctors and others to reduce work-related injury and illness and aid the early return to work of injured workers.
It also manages Tasmania’s workers compensation scheme and makes recommendations to the Minister relating to workers compensation legislation.
The Board is chaired by the Acting Secretary of the Department of Justice, Kathrine Morgan-Wicks. Vicki Tabor is the Board secretary.
The new Board members have been appointed for three years.
Kathrine Morgan-Wicks, Chair