We’re an award winning Australian workplace rehabilitation service
At IPAR we deliver outstanding outcomes. It’s why we regularly rank in the top quartile of Return to Work providers and why we’ve won a number of awards that recognise our great work.
But what are we most proud of? Client outcomes.
Helping a person recover and return to wellbeing and work. Because we know how much of a positive impact it can have on the individual, their family, the workplace, as well as the broader community.
Due to privacy, we can’t talk too much about our clients, so here’s the public achievements we can tell you about.
Awards and Achievements
ARPA Victoria Innovation in RTW Award – Re-thinking Recovery
ARPA Victoria Outstanding Achievement in RTW (Psychological Claim) – Mia Groenewald
ARPA Victoria President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual – Jarrod Stonham
ARPA NSW Outstanding Student Award – Taylia Reedy
ARPA ACT Outstanding Achievement in RTW (Physical Claim) – Laurence James
IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards: Excellence in Workplace Culture – IPAR Wollongong
IMB Bank Illawarra Business Awards: Outstanding Young Business Leader (Highly Commended) – Rachelle Crilly
PIEF Excellence in Injury and Disability Management (Lived Experience) Award – Peta Siggers
ARPA Victoria Best New Starter OES Award – Kate Terrell
ARPA Victoria President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual – Ben O’Neill
ARPA ACT President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual – Liz Bleasdale
Goulburn Valley Safety Group Awards – Recognised Safety or Wellness Person of the Year – Ashlee Clowes
ANZIIF Allianz Donna Walker Award for Insurance Leadership – Jo Broomhall
NSW SafeWork Awards 2021 for Outstanding Solution to a high-risk work health and safety issue
ARPA National Outstanding Achievement in RTW Award (Psychological Claim) – Alissa Bernardi
ARPA Queensland Innovation in Return to Work Award
ARPA Queensland Exceptional Leadership Award – Drew Schultz
ARPA Victoria Exceptional Leadership – Sarah Gomizel
ARPA Victoria Innovation in RTW – Chris Issa
ARPA Victoria Outstanding Achievement in RTW (Psychological Claim) – Sandrea Cocker
ARPA Victoria Outstanding Achievement in RTW (Physical Claim) – Vanessa Piorek
ARPA ACT Outstanding Achievement in RTW Award (Psychological Claim) Nicola Gordon
PIEF Excellence in Injury and Disability Management (RTW / Community) Award – Employment Colab Pathway Project – in conjunction with TAC and Monash University
Rachael Crick winner of the ANZIIF Making a Difference Award
Jarrod Stonham winner of the ARPA Victoria Exceptional Leadership Award
Jake Turvey winner of the icare Industry Champion Awards Young Professional of the Year Award
Tarryn Botha for Outstanding Leadership at the National Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association (ARPA) Excellence in Workplace Rehabilitation Awards.
Tarryn Botha for Outstanding Leadership at the Queensland Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association (ARPA) Excellence in Workplace Rehabilitation Awards.
Rebecca Cowen for Best New Starter at the Victorian Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association (ARPA) Excellence in Workplace Rehabilitation Awards.
Georgia Williams for Outstanding Consultant, Same Employer at the West Australian Australian Rehabilitation Providers Association (ARPA) Excellence in Workplace Rehabilitation Awards.
Finalist: in the ALUCA Awards for Innovation Team of the Year 2019.
Winner of the Excellence and Innovation in Injury Management Award at the 2018 icare CASE Awards
Finalist: ALUCA Life Insurance Awards 2018 in the category of Life Insurance Team of the Year – Innovation
Elke Gjergja, General Manager – Organisational Excellence, Work Health Group, awarded President’s Award for Contribution to the Industry
Suzanne Gibson, NSW State Manager, awarded Australian Rehabilitation Provider Association (ARPA) Exceptional Leadership Award for NSW
Kate Johnson, SAWANT State Manager, awarded ARPA Exceptional Leadership Award for SA
Rebecca Jones, Darwin Branch Manager, awarded ARPA Exceptional Leadership Award for NT
Georgina Lamb, National Manager Business Development, awarded co-recipient of the HBGW Australian SSG Chair Award for Contribution to the HBGW Initiative
Finalist: ‘Service Provider to the Insurance Industry of the Year’ at the Australian Insurance Industry Awards, co-hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) and Asia Insurance Review
Dorothy Frost, Manager – Research and Innovation, awarded Outstanding Contribution by an Individual at the PIEF Excellence in Personal Injury and Disability Management Awards
Elke Gjergja, General Manager – Corporate Services, awarded Exceptional Leadership award at the ARPA Victoria, in conjunction with TAC, Excellence in Rehabilitation Awards
Highly commended: Our work in the Life Insurance sector was acknowledged at the SwissRe & ALUCA Excellence & Innovation in Return to Work Awards, for our Optimising Rehabilitation within Life Claims Management Program
David Sagar, Managing Director, awarded the Victorian ARPA award for Exceptional Leadership
Finalist: ARPA Awards for Best New Starter, Outstanding Return to Work Achievement and Outstanding Consultant categories
Thi Tran, Best New Starter – New Employer Services Team at ARPA Victoria Awards
Finalist: BRW GE Capital Momentum Awards (best Mid-Market Business category)
Ben O’Neill, State Manager, Exceptional Leadership at ARPA Victoria Awards 2012
Rowan Schirmer, Best New Starter – New Employer Services Team at ARPA Victoria Awards 2012
Listed: BRW Fast 100 List three years consecutively, 2011, 2012, 2013