Simone has a substantial background in WHS advisory, claims management and workers compensation, including previous senior roles with a major international insurer and Australasian insurance broker.
Her expertise in the WHS arena developed out of an extensive involvement in claims management, (encompassing the entire claims process from lodgement through to finalisation), including deep knowledge in the area of injury management.
Simone has been instrumental in helping numerous organisations enhance their business performance through comprehensively assessing risk management opportunities, and formulating cost-efficient and performance optimisation strategies based on recognised best practice.
With a proven ability to effectively integrate relevant legislative and regulatory requirements in broader client risk and business strategies, Simone is especially skilled in combining strategy and implementation to ensure operational management system solutions that deliver workplace health and wellbeing.
Simone’s WHS experience includes:
- Investigating workplace incidents and injuries, conducting regular audits to identify risks and opportunities for improvement, and preparing and presenting recommendations to management
- Developing and implementing WHS systems to ensure alignment with wider client safety management systems and an enhanced safety culture
- Consulting on WHS and injury management programs, with a clear focus on implementing safety management systems designed to minimise worker’s compensation claims
- Collaborating with diverse stakeholders in realigning work safety program to improve effectiveness, and reviewing client programs and practices (including related governance issues).
Testimony to Simone’s expertise, is the achievement of 95% return-to-work rates in same job/same employer scenarios, and well above industry averages for time-loss rates across all injuries.
In the area of Workers Compensation, Simone has been responsible for establishing a specialist workers compensation service. This involved regular liaison with key stakeholders (i.e. employers, case managers, claims teams, injured workers), marketing the service to general insurance clients and reducing claims costs through effective proactive claims management.
Simone has significant experience across several industry sectors, including health, education, transport and logistics, not-for-profits, manufacturing, labour hire and registered clubs.