WorkSafe appoints new health and safety chief


WorkSafe Victoria’s Deputy Chief Executive Ian Forsyth will assume responsibility for WorkSafe’s crucial health and safety operations.

WorkSafe Chair Elana Rubin said the position is critical.

Mr Forsyth will be the driving force behind WorkSafe’s prevention and regulatory strategies.

He will also be the public face of partnering with the community to make Victorian workplaces safer.

“In his five and a half years with WorkSafe, Ian has led the transformation of many of our business functions, enhancing the short and long term interests of the scheme while improving service levels to clients and strengthening our culture”, Ms Rubin said.

“Ian has brought both private and public sector experience to our business and with his existing organisational knowledge is extremely well placed to provide strong leadership of WorkSafe’s efforts to improve safety and consolidate links with stakeholders.”

Before being recruited to WorkSafe VIC five years ago, Ian held a range of senior executive positions in the financial services and transport accident personal injury insurance industries, beginning his career as a journalist with the ABC.

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