John Merritt

John Merritt headshot
  • Category: Guest presenter
  • Job Title: Chair
  • Organisation: WorkSafe Victoria
  • Country: Australia

John is Chair of WorkSafe Victoria and an Advisor to Ministers, Boards and Chief Executives on leadership, culture, engagement, strategy, and change.

A successful senior executive for 20 years, John is uniquely experienced in public and private sector and not-for-profit leadership. John was the Chief Executive of VicRoads, the Environment Protection Authority Victoria and an Executive Director of WorkSafe Victoria. He was also the Chief Executive of the National Safety Council of Australia and held senior management roles in the Fletcher Challenge organisation. John joined the Transport Accident Commission Board in October 2018 and is a member of the Risk Committee and the People, Culture and Remuneration Committee.