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Board

We have a Board of seven members who are appointed by the Governor of South Australia.

The Board's role is to monitor, influence and approve the overall direction and performance of ReturnToWorkSA.

Greg McCarthy, Chairman

Greg has extensive experience in Statutory Classes of Insurance, most recently as a CEO of ReturnToWorkSA and previously at senior executive general management level for national private sector insurers in both CTP and Workers Compensation.

He has also worked as a consultant, business owner, board director (including two as Chairman) as well as on stakeholder management.

His extensive experience includes:

  • Director Motor Accident Commission of South Australia
  • Former CEO ReturnToWorkSA
  • Former Chairman NSW WorkCover Authority
  • Former Chairman NSW Home Builders Warranty Insurance Scheme
  • Former Chairman NSW Occupational Health and Safety and Workers Compensation Advisory Council
  • Former Chairman NSW Home Building Advisory Council
  • Former Director StateCover Mutual (an APRA approved specialist local government workers compensation insurer)
  • Former National General Manager for both CTP & Workers Compensation private sector insurers
  • Consultant to Statutory Authorities in NSW and SA
  • past owner operator of a large Australia wide rehabilitation provider WIMS (now Konekt).

He was appointed to the Board in March 2019.

Joanne Denley

Joanne has significant experience in human resources, industrial relations and risk management, including injury management and occupational health and safety. She has held various board positions in the self-insurer sector of the workers compensation industry.

She has senior executive management experience in the private sector and was a Board member of Bridgestone Australia Group Companies for seven years. She is currently a Board member of Toyoda Gosei Australia Pty Ltd, Adelaide Venue Management Corporation, the Automotive Transformation Taskforce and TAFE SA.

Joanne holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA). She was appointed to the Board in August 2010.

A/Prof William (Bill) Griggs, AM, ASM

As an intensive care, aeromedical, and trauma physician, Prof Griggs has over 30 years' experience in managing cases of serious injury from all causes.

He has completed an MBA, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a current member of the Super SA Board. He is also Chair of the Motor Accident Commission Board.

Prof Griggs has particular interests in injury prevention, in optimising outcomes for those who have been physically and/or psychologically injured, and in corporate systems and their governance.

He was appointed to the Board in November 2013.

Chris Latham

Chris is an actuary who has advised most accident compensation schemes throughout Australia and New Zealand. His advice has been wide-ranging, including balance sheet liabilities, premiums, funding issues and the design and costing of scheme changes.

He was previously a Board member of the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) and Chairman of the Personal Injury Education Foundation (PIEF). He is a Board member of the Asbestos Injuries Compensation Fund (AICF) and is a member of the NSW Compulsory Third Party Premium sub-committee.

He has been an active member of the actuarial profession, sitting on a number of professional committees.

Chris was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 20 years prior to his retirement in 2013. He was appointed to the Board in November 2013.

Nigel McBride

Nigel is currently the Chief Executive of Business SA (South Australian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry), South Australia's peak business and employer body.

He is also a Board member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry National Business Action Fund, Campaign for Small Business, Committee for Economic Development (CEDA) SA and a member of South Australia's Chiefs for Gender Equity.

Nigel was previously the Chairman of 'Advantage Adelaide' (now 'Brand South Australia') and Chief Executive and Managing Partner of Adelaide's largest law firm. He was also formerly the Director, Legal Administration, of the Health Department of Western Australia, running the State's largest legislative development program.

Nigel is a Graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was appointed to the Board in November 2013.

Yvonne Sneddon

Yvonne is a professional non-executive director with more than 15 years' experience as a Board member in both the private and public sectors.

She has over 25 years' experience providing financial services and commercial advice. She was a partner at Deloitte and before that a partner at Ferrier Hodgson. She left private practice in 2004 to become a professional company director.

Among her appointments, Yvonne is a member of the Boards of Catherine House, Flinders Reproductive Medicine Pty Ltd, Unity Housing Company Ltd and Statewide Super.

Yvonne is also a member of ‘audit and risk committees’ for the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Local Government Association of South Australia and SA Ambulance Service.

She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants. She was appointed to the Board in November 2013.

Elizabeth Perry

Elizabeth has over 15 years of experience as a board member across the public, commercial and not for profit sectors with particular experience in the legal and insurance, arts and education industries.

Elizabeth also has more than 35 years' experience as a lawyer in providing legal advisory and strategic advice to employers regarding all aspects of employment law and held positions as Partner at EMA Legal and Finlaysons.

Elizabeth has held various and diverse board appointments including currently Chairman of the RAA Group and RAA Insurance Ltd and RAA Insurance Holdings, President of the Australian Automobile Association and Member of the Federation of Interntational Automobile Associations World Council for mobility, as well as Deputy Chancellor at Flinders University. Previous board roles include the South Australian Museum and a sporting association.

She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and member of various law associations. She was appointed to the Board in February 2019.