Current Chief Executive Officer of Comcare, Sue Weston, has today been appointed as a part-time member of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission (MRCC) for a five-year term.
Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester said Ms Weston had an impressive record of public sector experience and strong leadership.
“I congratulate Ms Weston on her appointment. I am confident she will make a significant contribution to the work of the commission,” Mr Chester said.
“Ms Weston was appointed as the CEO of Comcare in April this year.
“The roles and responsibilities of the CEO of Comcare complement those of the commission, which administers benefits under the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (MRCA) and Part XI of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRCA).”
Ms Weston’s previous roles include deputy secretary and head of industry and small business policy at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, and head of the Office of Small Business at the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources.
She also holds professional qualifications in science, accounting, and arbitration and mediation.
Mr Chester said Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations, Christian Porter, nominated Ms Weston for the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission.
“I look forward to working with Ms Weston and the other members of the commission to provide rehabilitation, compensation and other benefits to current and former members of the Australian Defence Force and their dependants.”
More information about the MRCC, its functions and board can be found here.