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21st Annual National Workers’ Compensation Summit

Australia’s leading platform for legislative updates and workers’ compensation case studies

17-18 February 2020 | Swissotel Sydney

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The National Workers’ Compensation Summit will return for its 21st year in 2020.

As we enter a new decade, the future of workers’ compensation will be driven by human relationships as much as technology.

Serving as Australia’s premier platform for legislative updates and business case studies, the two-day event features insightful and practical information across a range of workers compensation, injury management and return to work issues.

This forward-looking program will explore key topics including:

  • Legislative updates and future approaches
  • Scheme changes across NSW, VIC, the Commonwealth and other key jurisdictions
  • Psychological injury and mental health
  • Case studies of technology and data in WHS
  • Change management
  • Managing increasing numbers of claims
  • The future of work
  • Low-cost injury management and prevention programs
  • Significant case law implications
  • Self-insurance
  • Negotiation skills
  • Prevention and injury management for ageing workforces

Who should attend:

Insurers, employers, self-insurers, rehabilitation providers, lawyers, medical practictioners.

  • Workers compensation manager
  • Case manager
  • RTW manager
  • Injury manager
  • OHS/WHS manager
  • Wellbeing manager
  • Mental health manager


Platinum Sponsor Coffee Cart Sponsor



Deborah Glass

Victorian Ombudsman

Sue Weston

CEO, Comcare

Darren Parker

Executive Director, Workers & Home Building Compensation Regulation, State Insurance Regulatory Authority

James Hay

Head of People Risk Claims Strategy and Performance, QBE Insurance

Emma Howard

National Mental Health Manager, Clayton Utz

Dr Ross Iles

Senior Research Fellow Health Services, Monash University

Kiran Mudaliar

Manager, Injury Management Advisory Service, Department of Police, Fire & Emergency Management

Rachel Clements

Director of Psychological Services, Centre for Corporate Health

Daniel Palmer

Manager, Health and Wellbeing, NSW Department of Education

Julio Bara

National Health, Safety and Wellbeing Manager, Clayton Utz

Karli Edgerton

National Safety & Workers Compensation Manager, DP World Australia

James Monteverdi

Recovery at Work Coordinator, Health and Safety Branch, Fire and Rescue NSW

Rhett Slocombe

Partner, Hall & Wilcox

Kylie Grady

Executive Manager Wellbeing and Safety and Occupational Physiotherapist, CSIRO

Natasha Dimitrijevic

Recovery at Work Coordinator, Fire and Rescue NSW

Noni Byron

Managing Director, Prestige Health Services Australia

Christey Nelson

Manager, Workers Compensation and Injury Management, Western Sydney Local Health District, NSW Health

Geraldine King

Work, Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager, Citi

Jane Stevens

Executive, Services Industries, WorkCover Queensland

David Brentnall

Specialist Physiotherapist, AXIS Rehabilitation at Work

Lana Hogno

General Manager, Health Safety & Wellbeing, UnitingCare Queensland

Phil Jedlin

Director of Operations and Acting Workers Compensation Independent Review Officer, Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO)

Tina Thew

Acting Deputy Director Community Health, Physiotherapist, Hawkesbury District Health Service

Anna Bishop

Acting Senior Occupational Health and Safety Consultant, Hawkesbury District Health Service

Matt Hughes

Managing Director and Resilience Coach, Ripen Psychology

Michael Halloran

President, Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Licensees Association and General Manager Injury Management, Australia Post

Erin Judd

Health Services Manager, Safety, Human Resources & Environment Division, Endeavour Energy

Lynna Marr

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Business Partner, Aurecon

Dr Michelle Veljanovska

Manager Science Outreach, Centre for Work Health and Safety

Gemma Murphy

Leader, Customer Relationships and Customer Experience Programs, QBE Insurance

Luke Freeman

Behavioural Insights, QBE Insurance

Dane Kayem

Director, Modjoul, ANZ

Nicole Meacock

Senior Manager, EHS Consulting, EY

Michael Newton

Workers’ Compensation Specialist

Alasdair Grant

General Manager – Client Relations, Recovery Partners

Workshop Hosts

Jade Alexander, Mental Health Claims Leader, Complex & Specialised Return to Work and Support, icare


Ashley Coelho, Mental Health Specialist, Workers Insurance, icare


9:00 – 12:30
Workshop A | Complex workers compensation claims management

The landscape of work is changing, and so too are the ways in which
we manage work-related, and non-work related injuries. Learn the
skills, updated requirements, best practice tools, language, and tips for
effective communication in managing issues including:

– Psychological injuries
– Bullying and harassment
– Drugs, alcohol and fatigue
– Manual handling

Jade Alexander, Mental Health Claims Leader, Complex & Specialised Return to Work and Support, icare
Ashley Coelho, Mental Health Specialist, Workers Insurance, icare


Relax with peers at the Adria Bar and Grill, located a stone’s throw away on the sparkling Darling Harbour foreshore.

* Dinner is included in any ticket package including attendance to at least one day of the Summit.

T.107 Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour NSW 2000

when & where

17 - 18 Feb 2020

Swissotel Sydney
68 Market St, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9238 8888

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call on 02 8585 0808.


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Margaret Young
Conference Producer
+61 2 9080 4037

Andrew Sinkovich
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
+61 2 9080 4008

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