Jennifer Taylor to take the reins at Comcare

Current Comcare head Paul O’Connor will move to lead the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority. He’ll be replaced by Employment deputy secretary Jennifer Taylor.

Employment Minister Eric Abetz announced yesterday that one of his deputy secretaries, Jennifer Taylor, is to be Comcare’s next chief executive.

Jennifer Taylor. Photo: Department of Employment.

Jennifer Taylor. Photo: Department of Employment.

She’ll take over from current CEO Paul O’Connor on August 23. Abetz said in a statement:

“Comcare is facing many challenges in coming years, including improving return to work outcomes and work health and safety in the Commonwealth. Ms Taylor’s varied experience in the Australian Public Service will be of great benefit to the agency and assist it in meeting those challenges.”

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