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Cassandra Jenkins

President

Cassandra was first elected to the SRCLA Executive Committee in December 2015. She has continued her involvement with the Executive Committee since this time including as Vice President from December 2018.

Cassandra currently works at Bis Industries as Group Manager People Projects where she leads Bis’ workers compensation insurance services team under Comcare self-insurance and multiple state jurisdictions. Her team is responsible for injury management and workers’ compensation for approximately 1000 employees nationally. She has over 17 years’ experience in the transport, logistics and mining industries and a background in industrial relations and human resources.

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Laura Buckley

Vice President and SRCC Deputy Licensee Representative

Laura was appointed to the SRCC from December 2019 as Deputy Commissioner to Louisa Hudson, Commissioner representing licensees. Laura also holds the position of Vice President of the SRCLA Executive Committee. 

Laura works for Commonwealth Bank as an Executive Manager in the Group Chief Controls Office and is responsible for governance of non-financial risk across the Commonwealth Bank. Laura has held senior leadership roles in human resources, safety, governance and rehabilitation across the banking & finance, transport and logistics sectors and has also held teaching and fellowship positions at University of Melbourne and University of Wollongong. 

Laura has a Juris Doctor from RMIT, a Bachelor Science (Hons) from University of Wollongong and a Graduate Diploma in Safety Science from UNSW. Laura is a qualified Safety, Quality and Business Management Systems Auditor. 

Laura is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of South East Leisure (SEL) a sport and leisure facilities operator. She also volunteers at the Peninsula Community Legal Centre.

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Lou Hudson

SRCC Licensee Representative

Lou’s been representing licensee views on the SRCC since she was elected by the SRCLA, and appointed by the Minister in November 2017.  She’s an insurance lawyer by training, has worked in the Comcare scheme for more than 10 years within licensee organisations and is currently Telstra’s global Safety Security and Wellbeing Executive.

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Beti Dafovski

Secretary

Beti is the General Manager Comcare, Welfare and Corporate Social Responsibility at Wilson Security, a leading integrated security solutions provider of over 7,000 employees.

With over 30 years experience in Federal and State workers compensation schemes specialising in claims and rehabilitation management, Beti has held executive roles within the logistics, manufacturing and public order and protection industry sectors.  Beti was first elected to the SRCLA Executive Committee in 2018.

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Laura Hudswell

Treasurer

Laura is the Head of Health, Medical and Workers Compensation at Pacific National, Australia’s largest private rail freight operator. Laura is responsible for claims and rehabilitation management. Laura has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) and a Grad Cert in Occupational Health and Safety. Laura has been the Treasurer for SRCLA since 2020.

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Julian Hodder

Executive Committee Member

Julian is the General Manager of Injury Management at Australia Post Group, having commenced in the role in June 2021. Julian has over 20 years of experience in workers compensation, claims management and rehabilitation activities across State and Comcare schemes in the waste management, logistics and manufacturing industries.

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Lisa McLoughlin

Executive Committee Member

Lisa is the Senior Consultant, Claims Management, at the Australian National University having commenced in July 2018 when the ANU became a self-insured licensee. Prior to joining ANU, Lisa was employed by Comcare for over 20 years, holding various positions in the claims division.

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Melanie Ianssen

Executive Committee Member

Melanie is Head of Rehabilitation at Australia Post and is responsible for leading a team of in-house workplace rehabilitation providers who provide occupational rehabilitation services to a 35,000 strong workforce nationally. She has 25 years’ experience working across insurance, psychology, occupational rehabilitation and risk management

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Tim Saunders

Executive Committee Member

Tim is a registered Physiotherapist, and leads the Health Management and Rehabilitation Team at Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company. Tim’s team recently won the award for the best “Recovery and Return To Work” at Comcare’s 2023 WHS Awards of Excellence.