"I work with colleagues who are just as passionate about making a difference."

Jim Kelly is the Director of Health and Return to Work at SafeWork NSW at the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation. He is responsible for leading the health, ergonomics, psychosocial, working environment and return to work functions for SafeWork NSW. 

Having held various leadership roles at SafeWork for more than eight years, Jim finds his work constantly challenging, varied and rewarding.

“The work we do prevents injury, illness and fatalities and can greatly improve a person’s quality of life following a workplace incident.”

Jim leads a team of specialist Inspectors and clerical staff to deliver safety and return to work outcomes for NSW. He considers teamwork critical to his leadership capabilities.

“I work with colleagues who are just as passionate about making a difference. Together we are driving improvements in workplace safety culture and seeing a reduction in injury, illness and fatalities.”

Outside of work, Jim is an adventurous soul who enjoys surfing, spending time outdoors and quality time with his family. 

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