New TAC Chief Executive Appointed

Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan today announced the appointment of Joe Calafiore as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Transport Accident Commission (TAC).

Mr Calafiore as the Head of Community Relations at TAC was responsible for the Commission’s road safety team, which has helped position Victoria as a global leader in road trauma reduction.

He has also been instrumental in the delivery of the $1 billion Safe Systems Road Infrastructure Program to improve the safety of Victoria’s roads network.

His leadership of the TAC will continue the focus on reducing the number of accidents on Victorian roads as well as the high standard of care for Victorians impacted by transport accidents.

Mr Calafiore takes over the position from the well-respected current CEO Janet Dore, who has headed up the organisation for over seven years.

Janet Dore became the CEO during a challenging period and oversaw the successful relocation of TAC to its current site in Geelong.

Ms Dore dedicated her tenure to improving the TAC, with a strong focus on helping injured Victorians piece their lives back together after a road trauma incident.

Her success is reflected by record client satisfaction and employee engagement scores, and the hundreds of Victorians returning to the workforce.

The appointment of Mr Calafiore will take effect from Monday, 3 August, 2015.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan

“Janet Dore has been a terrific leader and ambassador of the TAC through nearly seven years in the role. Her leadership has provided significant improvements to the Commission.”

“Joe Calafiore was born and raised in Geelong and will soon lead one of the city’s biggest employers. His appointment is a tribute to his talents, hard work and commitment to the Commission.”

“The Andrews Labor Government is committed to improving road safety in Victoria and I look forward to working hard with Joe to achieve this.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Finance Robin Scott

“Janet Dore has done an outstanding job in striking the right balance between the needs of accident survivors and ensuring the long-term financial sustainability of the TAC.”

“Joe Calafiore’s leadership will build on Janet’s sound record and ensure the Commission has a strong future in serving Victorians.”

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