New CEO for WorkCover Queensland

Tuesday, 13 December, 2016

A new CEO has been announced at WorkCover Queensland.

Bruce Watson, who was previously CEO of Mine Wealth and Wellbeing Super Fund for 11 years and was awarded ‘Executive of the Year’ in 2010 by the fund executive, will take over the position.

“Bruce is an outstanding and proven CEO with a demonstrated track record of delivering sustainable financial performance and customer service excellence in the financial services sector,” said WorkCover Queensland Chairman Glenn Ferguson.

Watson replaces Tony Hawkins, who has held the role of CEO since 1998 and will retire from WorkCover on 31 December 2016.

“As a result of Tony’s leadership, WorkCover Queensland is well positioned to achieve its vision of being Australia’s leading workers compensation insurer,” said Ferguson.

“On behalf of WorkCover Queensland, I’d like to thank Tony for his contribution and wish him all the best for his future.”

Hawkins’ achievements include maintaining Australia’s lowest average premium rate, delivering one of Australia’s best return to work rates for injured workers and launching nationally award-winning online customer service platforms.

Watson will commence as CEO from 1 January 2017.

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