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SIRA bulletin - Issue 27

SIRA announces new motor accidents insurance leader

Dr Petrina Casey has been appointed as the Executive Director of Motor Accidents Insurance Regulation.

Having joined SIRA in 2015, Dr Casey has held senior roles across workers compensation, home building and healthcare strategy and supervision. She has been acting as the Executive Director of Motor Accidents Insurance Regulation since 25 February 2021.

Chief Executive, Carmel Donnelly, welcomed the appointment and the experience Dr Casey brings to the role.

“Dr Casey is an experienced executive who has worked across the government, personal injury insurance, disability, and life insurance sectors,” Ms Donnelly said.

“Her background in health and insurance has turned into a passion for ensuring personal injury schemes are designed and function to meet the needs of customers.

“Dr Casey has been instrumental in leading a wide-ranging healthcare review of the $1 billion spent each year in SIRA’s personal injury schemes and she designed and implemented Australia’s first study to measure customer experience and outcomes in the schemes.

“I’m confident that she will have continued successes as leader of the motor accidents insurance division.”

Dr Casey holds a Master of Public Health and a Doctor of Philosophy from Sydney University Faculty of Medicine. Her research principally focused on the intersection between health, legal and claims outcomes in a personal injury compensation policy setting.

Dr Casey’s appointment follows the recent announcement that Adam Dent will take up the role of SIRA Chief Executive from 5 July 2021.

Ms Donnelly finishes up as SIRA Chief Executive on Wednesday 9 June, before moving to her new role as Chair of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) on 1 July. Ms Theresa Fairman will act as SIRA’s Chief Executive during the transition period.