Minister for Finance Robin Scott today announced that WorkSafe Victoria’s new Executive Director of Health and Safety Marnie Williams has started as part of the organisation’s leadership team.
WorkSafe Chief Executive Clare Amies said Ms Williams brought with her a strong background in leadership, regulation and stakeholder engagement, as well as extensive knowledge of occupational health and safety.
Ms Williams is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Taxi Services Commission, and is well known to WorkSafe through previous leadership roles in the organisation between 1996 and 2011.
Ms Williams said her initial priorities include learning first-hand the health and safety challenges faced by local employers and workers during visits to WorkSafe offices across the state.
The Andrews Labor Government is committed to workplace safety, and Ms Williams will be a key asset in ensuring workers get home from work safely each day.
Ms Williams replaces former Executive Director of Health and Safety, Len Neist, who resigned earlier this year.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Finance Robin Scott
“Ms Williams brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience at WorkSafe, and in the community sector more generally.”
“Workplace safety is a key priority of the Andrews Labor government. WorkSafe and its staff play a crucial role in ensuring workplaces across the state are as safe as can be.”
Quotes attributable to WorkSafe Chief Executive Clare Amies
“It is an exciting and challenging time for Ms Williams to be joining the organisation, which is continuing to support employers to make Victorian workplaces some of the safest in the country.”
“Ms Williams’ skills and passion for health and safety will be an invaluable asset to WorkSafe offices across the state.”
Quotes attributable to Executive Director of Health and Safety Marnie Williams
‘It’s critical that employers and workers are supported in their commitment to reducing workplace injuries and improving the ways in which health and safety is managed in workplaces.”
“Everyone should go off to work knowing that they will come home safe at the end of the day.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020