News release from Transport Safety Victoria
Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) has been running an extensive competitive recruitment process for the position of Director, Maritime Safety following the resignation of Peter Corcoran earlier this year. I am very pleased to announce that Rachel Gualano was successful in her application, and has been appointed to the ongoing position to lead Maritime Safety Victoria.
Rachel joined Transport Safety Victoria in February 2017 as Deputy Director of Operations, Maritime Safety. Rachel has led the development of processes and initiatives that enhance TSV’s capability to tackle a broad range of safety issues some of which have included ferry operations, lifejacket safety, waterway event safety and pilotage. Since January 2018, Rachel has been Acting Director of Maritime Safety. She has led Maritime Safety Victoria, across a broad range of strategic and operational areas to sharpen our focus as a regulator. Rachel is passionate about delivering safety outcomes for community benefit and brings a wealth of senior leadership and operational experience in safety, regulatory and tribunal environments. At WorkSafe Victoria, Rachel led large teams to deliver new safety programs such as WorkHealth and a project that transformed WorkSafe to successfully implement the new OHS Act 2004 which included policy, operational and cultural change.
As General Manager of Medical Panels, Rachel led a large team to support the resolution of medical disputes in a tribunal setting. All of these programs had maximum impact and reach, and involved a breadth of staff and deliverables including stakeholder engagement/influence, education, compliance, enforcement and marketing and communications. Consultation with key stakeholders will be one of Rachel’s highest priorities. Maritime Safety Victoria is focussed on greater collaboration with our maritime stakeholders, as we continue to develop our plans to make Victorian waterways as safe as they possibly can be.