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Executive Leadership


Portrait of ReturnToWorkSA Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Rob CordinerRob Cordiner

Chief Executive Officer

Rob has been CEO since December 2016, prior to which he was Deputy CEO and General Manager Insurance at ReturnToWorkSA.

He has more than 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.


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

General Manager - Insurance

Michael has 20 years of work injury insurance and risk management experience across a range of operational and leadership roles. Michael has worked for self-insured employers, government–owned insurers and regulators as well as providing professional allied health and consulting services to wide cross section of industries. Michael joined ReturnToWorkSA in early 2013 following a period of 8 years in a variety of executive and leadership roles with the Queensland Workers’ Compensation Regulatory Authority.

At ReturnToWorkSA, Michael leads the customer experience, collections and operations, underwriting, risk management and claims 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 leads the government relations, insurer regulation, enforcement and scheme support functions.

Julia was formerly General Manager Corporate Services at ReturnToWorkSA and 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 more than 25 years’ experience in general insurance across a number of finance, management and company secretarial positions. At ReturnToWorkSA, Des is responsible for governance and risk, financial reporting and control and investments.

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


Portrait of ReturnToWorkSA Executive Leader, Technology Systems and Service, Kerryn HendyKerryn Hendy

Executive Leader, Technology Systems and Service

Kerryn joined ReturnToWorkSA in 2012 and has been leading the Technology Systems and Service team since April 2016. She is responsible for infrastructure, database and cyber security services, application development and support, business intelligence, records management and service delivery.

Kerryn has 25 years of experience in leadership roles in the health care, utilities and insurance industries.


Portrait of ReturnToWorkSA Executive Leader, People and Communications, Jas RieckJas Rieck

Executive Leader, People and Communications

Jas joined ReturnToWorkSA in 2010. She has 20 years’ experience in senior human resources roles across the defense, R&D and tertiary education sectors. Jas is responsible for human resources, work health safety and wellbeing, education and communication services.

Jas was formerly the Manager, Organisational Development at the University of Adelaide.