Marie Boland

TitleChief Executive Officer OrganisationSafe Work AustraliaLinkedIn


Marie Boland commenced as Chief Executive Officer of Safe Work Australia on 1 November 2023. Before joining Safe Work Australia, Marie offered independent work health and safety and workplace relations consultancy services. She was also Presiding Officer of South Australia’s Construction Industry Long Service Leave Board. Marie’s work health and safety experience spans many roles, including completing the 2023 review of the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner, the 2022 Review of the Conduct of Work Health and Safety Prosecutions in the Australian Capital Territory, an independent review of the South Australian local government sector’s One System WHS Management System in December 2020 and the 2018 National Review of the model work health and safety laws (Boland Review). Marie was the 2021 Inaugural Thinker in Residence at the University of South Australia’s Psychosocial Safety Climate Global Observatory. Marie has held senior roles at SafeWork South Australia as an Executive Director, Policy and Community Engagement Director and Chief Policy Officer. Marie holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Master of Arts from University College, Dublin, and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Adelaide.