Greg Vines commenced as Comcare’s Chief Executive Officer in April 2023. Prior to this Mr Vines was the Deputy Director-General for the International Labour Organisation from 2012 to 2022 and was also Minister (Labour) with the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Geneva, from 2009 to 2012.
Mr Vines is a well-respected leader and consensus builder, with decades of experience working with governments, workers and employers in Australia, internationally and in multilateral networks. A highly experienced international public servant and an expert in diplomatic negotiations, Mr Vines has a deep understanding of employment and labour relations issues. Mr Vines led the implementation of an ambitious reform programme that strengthened ILO governance arrangements and modernised systems. His leadership has established strong foundations from which to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future of work for all.
Mr Vines also held various leadership positions in trade union organisations. He has a Bachelor of Business from Monash University and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Tasmania. Mr Vines has completed the Executive Program in International Labour Relations at Harvard University, the Executive Fellows Program at ANZSOG and is a Fellow at Monash University.