New Board Members For Workers Compensation Service

17 May 2018

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Meriel O’Sullivan as Chair of the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service (ACCS).

Ms O’Sullivan is Director of Redd Consultancy and was previously Deputy Chair of ACCS, which helps resolve worker compensation disputes by bringing together workers, employers and WorkSafe agents in an informal, non-adversarial and free process.

Julie Ligeti is stepping down from the position of Chair of ACCS, however will remain on the Board as Director.

Current board member Karen Cusack – Health Complaints Commissioner and member of the Disability Services Board – has been appointed as a Director of the board.

Another current board member Tali Bernard – an experienced family law and alternative dispute resolution practitioner – will now take up the position of Deputy Chair of the board.

Appointments are for a three-year period to May 2021.

The extensive experience and expertise of the board will provide continued leadership to the ACCS and support positive outcomes for injured workers.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Finance Robin Scott

“I congratulate Meriel O’Sullivan on her appointment and am confident the board will continue to provide high calibre leadership under her direction.”

“I thank Julie for the leadership she has provided the Board over the vital period of its establishment as a truly independent statutory authority.”

“The ACCS provides an important service delivering free, independent and timely conciliation of workers’ compensation disputes.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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