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21 June 2021
The NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) has appointed Petrina Casey as Executive Director of Motor Accidents Insurance Regulation.
She has been the acting Executive Director since February.
Dr Casey joined SIRA in 2015, holding senior roles across workers’ compensation, home building and healthcare strategy and supervision.
SIRA says she has been instrumental in leading a wide-ranging healthcare review of the $1 billion spent each year in its personal injury schemes.
She designed and implemented Australia’s first study to measure customer experience and outcomes in the schemes.
Dr Casey holds a Master of Public Health and a Doctor of Philosophy from Sydney University Faculty of Medicine. Her research principally focused on the intersection between health, legal and claims outcomes in a personal injury compensation policy setting.
Her appointment follows the recent announcement that Adam Dent will start as SIRA CEO on July 5. He is currently CEO of NSW Trustee & Guardian.
Mr Dent takes over from Carmel Donnelly, who recently left to become Chairman of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.
Theresa Fairman is acting CEO during the transition period.