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Vale Dean Woods OAM

Published March 4, 2022 (last updated on November 29, 2023) | Adam Wyatt - Content Writer


Employsure would like to extend its deepest condolences to the family of Dean Woods, following the news of his passing.

An Australian cycling legend, Woods achieved greatness at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, beating out the favourites USA to claim gold in the 4000m team pursuit.

Woods later claimed silver in the individual pursuit at the 1988 Seoul Games, as well as a bronze in the team pursuit. He also picked up another bronze in the team pursuit at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

He was a three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, won three world championships and 20 national titles, and also set a world record and four national records.

From 2016 to 2019, Woods joined the Employsure family as a Business Development Manager. Always leading by example, Woods formed bonds with many small business owners in New South Wales and Queensland, advising them on employee policy and best practices and procedures to protect them from breaching workplace obligations.

Following his departure from Employsure, Woods took his skills and started his own small HR consulting firm.

Woods leaves behind an enduring legacy both on and off the cycling track. He was passionate in all aspects of his life, both personally and professionally. In his time at Employsure he exemplified integrity, adaptability, honesty and commitment; some of the company’s core values all employees live by.

He was an active contributor to the internal culture of the company, giving fellow employee’s public praise and sharing his stories from his time on the road meeting new clients and visiting new places.

He was a champion in all aspects of his life, and his legacy will live on.

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