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Executive Management

Portrait of ReturnToWorkSA Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Rob CordinerRob Cordiner

Chief Executive Officer

Rob has 30 years' workers compensation and workplace rehabilitation experience. Prior to joining ReturnToWorkSA in early 2013, Rob was Executive Manager at the Queensland workers compensation regulator, Q-COMP, for nine years. Rob heads up ReturnToWorkSA's governance, ICT, people and culture, scheme legal, and marketing and communications functions.

Rob has previously worked as State Manager, Risk and Safety at Woolworths NSW and was the General Manager of Workplace Injury Management Services (WIMS), one of Australia's largest workplace rehabilitation service providers.


Portrait of ReturnToWorkSA General Manager - Insurance, Michael Francis Michael Francis

General Manager - Insurance

Michael has 16 years' workers' compensation experience across management, allied health and consulting roles. Michael also joined ReturnToWorkSA in early 2013 after being Executive Manager - Finance, Health and Tribunal Services at the Queensland workers compensation regulator, Q-COMP, for six years. Michael was also the Secretary of the Medical Assessment Tribunal in Queensland.

At ReturntoWorkSA, Michael leads the premium and underwriting, agent assurance, EnABLE (serious injuries) and risk management functions. He is currently a Director on the Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF) Board.


Portrait of ReturnToWorkSA General Manager - Regulation, Julia OakleyJulia Oakley

General Manager - Regulation

Julia joined ReturnToWorkSA in 2011. She currently heads up health and return to work services, government relations, client services, self-insured, compliance and enforcement, and impairment assessment functions. Julia was formerly Executive General Manager Business Services at Alinta Energy in South Australia.


Portrait of ReturnToWorkSA Chief Financial Officer, Des QuirkDes Quirk

Chief Financial Officer

Des joined ReturnToWorkSA in 2013. He has 25 years’ experience in general insurance across a number of finance, management and company secretarial positions. At ReturnToWorkSA, Des is responsible for financial services, business reporting, analytics, actuarial and investments.

Des was previously Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at Elders Insurance and Financial Controller for CGU Insurance in Melbourne.