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Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority

Employment and Workplace Relations
Seafarers Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Authority - otherwise known as the Seacare Authority, comprises an independent Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, two employer representatives and two employee representatives. The Seacare Authority oversees a scheme of occupational health and safety (OHS), rehabilitation and workers' compensation arrangements which applies to defined seafaring employees and, in relation to OHS, defined third parties.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    PGPA Rule (Schedule 1)

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Executive Management

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    121 Marcus Clarke St

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Barry Sherriff 22 October 2020 21 October 2025
Deputy Chair Mr. Aaron Hughes 1 May 2022 Determined by the appointer
Other Mr. Jarrod Moran 28 January 2022 13 January 2025
Other Ms. Sarah Cerche 2 September 2020 19 August 2023
Other Mr. Benjamin Tifan 31 March 2022 30 June 2024
Other Mr. Jamie Newlyn 8 September 2020 6 September 2023
Member Ms Teresa Lloyd 20 August 2020 19 August 2023
Member Mr. Nathan Niven 14 January 2022 13 January 2025
CEO/Executive Director/Managing Director Mr. Mick Kinley 1 July 2020 30 June 2024
Member Dr. Penny McCall Howard 7 September 2020 6 September 2023
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