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WorkSafe Victoria announces new CEO

The Victoria government has announced the appointment of Joe Calafiore as the new CEO of WorkSafe Victoria

The Victorian government says that Joe Calafiore will continue in his role supporting WorkSafe’s ongoing modernisation, having served as the interim CEO of WorkSafe since October 2023.

Prior to his time at WorkSafe, Calafiore was the CEO of the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) from 2015 to 2023, before which he held senior roles in TAC’s Community and Corporate Affairs divisions.

The Victorian government says that these roles have provided Calafiore with extensive experience leading statutory insurance schemes and a strong record of strengthening organisational capability and financial sustainability.

He will lead WorkSafe as the government updates the WorkCover scheme and enacts a ban on engineered stone from July this year.

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Calafiore takes over the position from former CEO Colin Radford, who led WorkSafe for nearly four years.

“I congratulate Joe Calafiore on his appointment as WorkSafe’s chief executive officer and thank Colin Radford for his leadership of WorkSafe through the pandemic,” Victoria minister for WorkSafe and the TAC Danny Pearson says.

“Every worker deserves to come home safe from work – Mr Calafiore will lead WorkSafe as it continues to reduce workplace harm and improve outcomes for injured workers.

“Mr Calafiore’s experience will be key to implementing our WorkCover reforms, delivering a scheme that supports Victorian workers when they need it most and helps them return to work.”

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