New WorkCover Queensland Board introduced

The Queensland Government has recently announced the new WorkCover Queensland Board.

Current WorkCover Queensland Board Director Flavio Gobbo, a Director of Employers Mutual had been appointed Chairperson. WorkCover Queensland Board Director Flavio Gobbo, a Director of Employers Mutual, had been appointed Chairperson.

“Ms. Gobbo was chairperson of the former workers’ compensation regulatory authority and will bring to the position a wide range of legal and management experience<,” said Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace.

“She has all the right credentials as Chairperson from her roles in general counsel, corporate governance, and dispute resolution, particularly in insurance and recoverable damages.

“I’d like to congratulate Ms. Gobbo and Ms. McLenann on their appointments to the board that’s responsible for the commercial policy and management of WorkCover Queensland. All nine directors have extensive experience in business, industry, law and industrial relations.

“Between them, they bring to the table extensive experience as company directors and not-for-profit board experience.”

Ms. Grace said WorkCover Queensland’s premium and benefits package would provide annual cost savings to Queensland businesses of $ 58.7 million.

“The WorkCover benefits package will increase the early payment discount available to employers from 3 percent to 5 percent,” she said.

“In addition to this we’re covering the WorkCover premiums for apprentices – businesses won’t pay a cent in WorkCover premiums on the apprentices they hire.

“WorkCover Queensland will also maintain the average premium rate of $ 1.20 per $ 100 in wages paid, the lowest average premium rate of any Australian state.

A complete list of the new WorkCover Queensland Board is available on www.worksafe.qld.gov.au.

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