Saturday, July 13, 2024

New boss for SA consumer affairs watchdog

Former SafeWork SA head, Martyn Campbell, has been appointed as the new head of South Australia’s consumer affairs watchdog, Consumer and Business Services.

“I am pleased to be able to appoint Martyn Campbell to this important role.
His body of work speaks for itself – over the six years he led SafeWork SA, he was responsible for implementing significant change programs designed at strengthening the effectiveness of the workplace regulator,” said Chief Executive of Attorney-General’s Department, Caroline Mealor.

“He delivered major improvements to that agency’s investigatory capabilities, and has demonstrated a keen interest in delivering strong, effective services.”

Mr Campbell takes up the reins of CBS at a time when the agency prepares to assume responsibility for the licensing and enforcement of the sale of tobacco and vape products.

In the course of a career spanning nearly four decades, Mr Campbell has worked as a Detective Inspector with both UK and South Australia Police, Workplace Ombudsman, Assistant Commissioner at the Australian Taxation Office and Executive Director of SafeWork SA.

“Congratulations to Mr Campbell on his appointment as the new Consumer Affairs Commissioner,” Minister for Consumer and Business Affairs, Andrea Michaels.

“He is taking the helm at an important time for the organisation as the State Government continues to make a number of important reforms including introducing a new CBS-led taskforce to crack down on illegal tobacco and vape products as well as progressing the independent investigation into the SkyCity Casino and overseeing the introduction of the most significant reforms to South Australia’s rental laws in a generation and I look forward to working with him.”

His appointment follows the resignation of Dini Soulio earlier in the year to take up the role of Chief Executive of SuperSA.

Mr Campbell will commence in the role late next week.

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