Face of Victoria’s COVID response calls time on command job

By Anna Macdonald

April 21, 2022

Jeroen Weimar
Outgoing Victorian COVID-19 commander Jeroen Weimar. (AAP Image/James Ross)

Victoria’s COVID response commander, Jeroen Weimar, is set to leave his role at the end of the month.

Weimar has been responsible for managing the state’s COVID-19 response, including contact tracing and vaccinations, having been in the position since July 2020.

A Department of Health spokesperson said about the departure: “We thank Jeroen for his contribution to the COVID response – particularly his dedication, leadership and many hours spent keeping the Victorian community informed and updated.”

The spokesperson confirmed that the state’s COVID response would continue across a less centralised team within the health department, led by chief health officer Brett Sutton. 

Others have taken to social media to thank Weimar for his time, including Victorian parliamentary secretary for police, emergency services and bushfire recovery Paul Edbrooke. 

Weimar has worked in various positions in the public sector, including as CEO of VicRoads. Previous to that role, Weimar was head of transport service at the Victorian Department of Transport, resigning after the merger of Public Transport Victoria (PTV) and Vicroads

For over four years, Weimar was CEO at PTV before the merger, from 2016 to 2020. 

He has also spent time in the UK, including at the British Transport Authority, Greater London Authority, and KPMG.

Weimar will return to the public service later in 2022 following time off.


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