WorkSafe Victoria’s CEO Greg Tweedly has announced his resignation weeks after the Victorian Government moved to cut funding for the body by $470 million.


Mr Tweedly, who held the position since 2003, announced his resignation to staff, with a spokesperson from the state government denying he had been pressured into leaving the role.


Mr Tweedly’s contract expires in March, however at the request of the board he has made himself available to remain in the role until July while a comprehensive recruitment process takes place and to oversee the development of WorkSafe’s next five-year strategy.


The cuts to the agency's funding comes after the Victorian Government outlined an extensive savings package aimed at keeping the surplus, but it is expected to cost up to 3,600 public sector jobs.