Keynote Address: The Fair Work Ombudsman: Workplace Relations, Compliance & Support
Sandra Parker (CEO, Fair Work Ombudsman)
Sandra Parker is the CEO of the Fair Work Ombudsman, the national workplace relations regulator. The agency regulates nearly one million workplaces and more than 13 million workers.
Sandra will discuss the function of the Fair Work Ombudsman and her role as the national workplace relations regulator. She will also discuss the ongoing role of her agency in supporting businesses through COVID, and FWO’s approach to compliance and enforcement.
Sandra has requested plenty of time for attendees to ask questions and provide feedback.
Sandra Parker, CEO, Fair Work Ombudsman
Sandra Parker is the CEO of the Fair Work Ombudsman, the national workplace relations regulator. The agency regulates nearly 1 million workplaces and more than 13 million workers. Prior to her appointment, Sandra served in Deputy Secretary roles at the Commonwealth Department of Employment. Highlights included advising the government on workplace relations policy and legislation, managing the government’s $8 billion employment services, and the Fair Entitlement Guarantee and Seasonal Worker programs. Earlier roles included advising the government on national work health and safety and workers’ compensation policy and legislation. Sandra was CEO and Executive Director of the Australian Safety and Compensation Council for four years and a Commissioner for the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme. Sandra holds a Bachelor of Education, advanced management qualifications from Harvard University and is a recent graduate of the Company Directors course at the AICD. She is a member of the Respect@Work Council and the Australian and New Zealand School of Government Alumni Council. She was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2018.