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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.

Joanne Denley, Chairman

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.

Jane Yuile

Jane has more than 30 years' experience as a finance executive. She started her career as a Chartered Accountant working for major firms in San Francisco, London and Melbourne. She was the Finance Director of a publicly listed technology company for 10 years, then established a consulting practice focused on strategy, risk, finance and governance before being appointed ANZ State Chairman, South Australia in 2010.

She has been a non-executive director on numerous boards in a variety of industries. She is currently a director of The Art Gallery of South Australia and BuiltEnvirons.

Jane has an MBA and a Bachelor of Science, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Australia) and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She was appointed to the Board in September 2008.

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.

Joe Szakacs

Joe is the elected Secretary of SA Unions, the peak body of the South Australian Trade Union movement which represents the interests of over 160,000 working people.

He has qualifications in Law and Legal Practice and has extensive past practice experience in workers compensation. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Joe is a member of the Board of Directors of Statewide Super, South Australia’s largest open industry superannuation fund with over $6.5 billion funds under management.

He is a member of the National Executive of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, and was previously a Board Member of the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission. He was appointed to the Board in April 2016.