Justine Ross

Justine Ross was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the agency in August 2018 for a period of five years. Prior to this, Ms. Ross was Acting Group Manager of the WHS Policy Group in the Department of Jobs and Small Business, responsible for policy development and advice on Commonwealth WHS and workers’ compensation, maritime workers’ compensation and WHS matters, asbestos matters and workplace relations issues concerning the building industry (including on the re-establishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission and Building Code), and she has previously been a member of Safe Work Australia and a Commissioner on the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission.

Ms. Ross has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University and has completed a Master in OHS at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation at Turin University. Ms. Ross is currently the Chair of the Security of Payments Working Group and is admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor in the ACT.