Rick Howe, Chief Executive

B.Sc.(Eng), Dip.F.P.

Rick Howe is a senior financial services executive with a strong track record of leadership in insurance and the public sector.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive at the LSA, Rick was Deputy Chief Executive at the Insurance Commission of Western Australia since 2015, where he was responsible for the operations of the Motor Injury Insurance scheme as well as the Government Insurance arrangements for the State. In particular, he led the introduction of the WA Catastrophic Injuries Support scheme, which was established in July 2016.

His previous experience includes senior executive roles within two of Australia’s biggest banks, as Chief Manager, Distribution at Westpac General Insurance and as General Manager, Insurance at ANZ.

Rick holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from University College London and a Diploma of Financial Planning from RMIT.

As Chief Executive, Rick is responsible for the leadership of the LSA and the implementation of the organisation’s strategic plans as agreed with the Board.


Trudy Minett, Director Services

BBus, GradDipSYsAnal, MBA, GAICD

Trudy Minett is a business professional, with extensive experience in social insurance. She worked in work injury insurance for 25 years, before moving on to Compulsory Third Party insurance as the Chief Executive Officer for the Motor Accident Commission. Trudy moved to the LSA in 2019, utilising her significant experience to support people with motor vehicle injuries to maximise their recovery and independence.

Trudy’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Business, a Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis and a Master of Business Administration. Trudy is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Trudy is the Director Services for the LSA and has responsibility for service planning, quality and safety, as well as research, education and programs.


Mary Lewis, Director People and Culture

B.B.A(Hons)

Mary Lewis is a senior people and culture leader with over 20 years’ experience in human resources, organisational development, transformational change and strategic programme management within the health, public and private sectors. Prior to joining the Lifetime Support Authority in April 2020, Mary delivered cultural and operational change and in several organisations across the UK, Ireland and New Zealand.

Mary’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Administration (Hons) and she is a qualified Executive Leadership Coach and Mentor.

Mary is the Director People and Culture for the LSA and leads a team of skilled professionals who deliver the functions of human resources, communications and engagement, culture and growth, learning and training, marketing and organisational development.


Boris Petrovic, Acting Director Corporate

B. Comm (Accounting), CPA, GAICD

Boris Petrovic joined the LSA in 2019.  He has 15 years’ experience in finance and accounting, business operations, and project management in the health and disability sectors.  Prior to joining the LSA, Boris was a Manager of Business Operations for the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (SA Health).

Boris’ qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), he has been a member of CPA Australia for 12 years, and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Boris is the Acting Director of Corporate and leads a dedicated team of professionals responsible for a wide range of functions including governance and risk, legal, project management office, information technology, data analytics, finance and procurement functions.


Page last updated: 30 September 2020