New WorkSafe WA Commissioner Appointed

Darren Kavanagh has been appointed the new WorkSafe WA Commissioner.

Mr. Kavanagh has more than 15 years of experience working in Australia’s occupational, health and safety sector.

Most recently, he worked at the Federal Department of Defence, as Assistant Director of Estate Management and Planning.

Prior to that, Mr. Kavanagh spent six years at the then Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union as Occupational Safety and Health Manager.

He is also a nominated member of the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund board and a member of the Worksafe Commission.

“Darren Kavanagh has high levels of knowledge and experience working in the occupational, health and safety sector,” Commerce and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston said.

“He takes over from Ian Munns, who has been acting in the role since January. I’d like to thank Mr. Munns for his strong contribution and consistent efforts during his time acting in the position of Commissioner.”

“Mr. Kavanagh’s extensive experience in the sector, along with his management of multimillion-dollar projects make him eminently suitable for this role.

“I know he will do an excellent job and look forward to working closely with him on improving work, health and safety practices for workers in Western Australia.

“One of the McGowan Government’s key priorities is worker safety and I know Mr. Kavanagh will be able to bring fresh dynamism to the role.”

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