It is with regret that I announce the resignation of Professor Alex Collie as CEO of the Institute for Safety Compensation and Recovery Research.

Portrait of Professor Alex Collie
Professor Alex Collie
As you may know, Alex has been heavily involved in all aspects of ISCRR since its establishment in 2009, including more than  four years as Chief Research Officer and the past three  years as CEO. He was the first employee of the Institute, established much of the Institute's research  infrastructure including  its substantial data assets and significant programs in occupational health, return to work, neurotrauma  and injury compensation. His research at ISCRR has received  international recognition. Under his leadership the Institute has established  a strong reputation globally as a leader in injury compensation  and return to work research.

During Alex's tenure the Institute has secured more than $80m in funding, and has converted this funding to high quality and high impact research that has had a positive impact of the lives of TAC and WorkSafe clients.

Alex will be leaving the CEO post in early 2017 to establish a new research unit at Monash University. Alex has agreed to retain an advisory role with ISCRR, providing senior academic support to our in-house research team. He will also continue to lead some projects funded through the Institute.

Alex is leaving ISCRR is good stead. The Institute is now in its eighth year of operation and well placed to continue delivering real world benefit to its funding partners, the TAC and WorkSafe, and by extension to the Victorian community.

Over the next few weeks, the Board will work towards determining the approach to fill the CEO role. I will make an announcement in due course.

On behalf of the Board and staff of ISCRR, I would like to thank Alex for his leadership, his major contributions to the institute, and to the occupational health and injury schemes in Victoria. We wish Alex all the best for the future.

Paul Shannon
Chairman, ISCRR