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Toby Kent Disaster Management Event Speaker

Toby Kent

Chief Resilience Officer, Resilient Melbourne, and Chair, Future Business CouncilToby Kent is Australia’s first Chief Resilience Officer; and he has also recently been appointed to lead the Future Business…
Craig Crawford Disaster Management Speaker 2020

The Hon. Craig Crawford MP

Queensland Minister for Fire & Emergency ServicesBorn and raised on a dairy farm in Western Victoria, Minister Crawford was educated in the local public school system.…
Carola Washbourne Disaster Management Event Speaker

Carola Washbourne

Education Development and Delivery Manager, National Centre for Emergency Management Studies (NCEMS)Carola is the Education Development and Delivery Manager for the National Centre for Emergency Management Studies (NCEMS), a signature branch…
Greg Foliente Speaker Disaster Management 2019

Professor Greg Foliente

Deputy Director, Centre for Disaster Management and Public SafetyProfessor Greg Foliente is Enterprise Professor in the Melbourne School of Engineering and Deputy Director of the University of Melbourne’s…
Brett Aimers Disaster Management 2019

Brett Aimers

Business Resilience Specialist at VicTrackAdjunct Associate Professor Brett Aimers is an influential and future thinking public safety and disaster management professional. He holds several…
Sharna Whitehand Disaster Management Event Speaker

Sharna Whitehand

Municipal Emergency Management Officer, Corangamite ShireSharna is the Municipal Emergency Management Officer at Corangamite Shire and for 18 months was part of the Fire Recovery…
Paul Jordon Disaster Management Speaker 2019

Paul Jordon

Executive General Manager - Distribution, Energy QueenslandPaul has more than 30 years’ experience in the electricity distribution and retail field, both in Australia and Internationally. In…
Simon Dunstall Disaster Management Speaker 2019

Dr Simon Dunstall

Senior Scientist, Analytics & Decision Sciences Program, Data61Simon Dunstall leads the Decision Sciences program in CSIRO Data61. Data61’s mission is to promote a flourishing national ecosystem of…
Dr Erin Smith Speaker Disaster Management 2019

Dr Erin Smith

Senior Lecturer in Disaster and Emergency Response at Edith Cowan UniversityDr Erin Smith is Course Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in Disaster and Emergency Response at Edith Cowan University. She is…
Chris Quin Disaster Management Speaker 2019

Chris Quin

Director of Resilient ProjectsChris holds a Master’s degree in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction and is a Certified Practicing Project Director. Chris has a…

Dennis Clark

CEO of Clark Corporate ConsultingDennis attended the University of Tasmania and holds a degree in Economics, a Diploma of Education and a Company Directors…
Fiona Sewell Disaster Management Speaker 2019

Fiona Sewell

Senior Partner and Operations Manager of Recovery Ready Communities Inc. and State Project Coordinator for Pilot Ready2Go CommunitiesFiona is a Senior Partner and the Operations Manager of Recovery Ready Communities Inc. (RRC) and the State Project Coordinator…
Anthony Caruana Speaker Disaster Management 2019

Anthony Caruana

CEO, Media-WizeAnthony Caruana is a well-known writer, presenter, facilitator, journalist and consultant who has built a career thriving in today’s digitally…
Beth McLachlan Disaster Management Speaker 2019

Beth McLachlan

Team Leader - Resilient Futures Planning, Melbourne WaterBeth McLachlan has over ten years’ experience in building and leading climate change, resilience, water and flood strategies across state…
Rod Rose Speaker Disaster Management 2019

Rod Rose

Senior Principal - Bushfire, EcoLogical AustraliaAs Senior Principal, Rod focuses on high end bushfire work, often pioneering improvements nationally to bushfire protection, risk assessment and…
Lidia Pajmakoska, Disaster Management Speaker 2019

Lidia Pajmakoska

Operations Manager, Dams Safety NSWLidia is currently an Operations Manager of Dams Safety in NSW. She has 30 years’ experience in the operation and…