VICSES Board & Executive
Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is governed by a Board of Directors accountable to the Victorian Minister for Emergency Services, and is run by the executive management team.
After VICSES was established as a Statutory Authority on 1 November 2005, a Board was appointed to govern the organisation. The Board meets monthly and reports directly to the Minister for Emergency Services.
Between them, the Board members possess a wealth of experience in the emergency services, finance and other business industries.
Executive Management Team
Chief Executive Officer
Stephen has been employed in various local government roles including community services, corporate services and as a Chief Executive Officer. His involvement with local communities and various advocacy programs complements his formal qualifications in management, business and education.
Chief Officer Operations
With many years of operational experience with both VICSES and CFA, Trevor is responsible for the development of operational doctrine and overseeing incident management capability development within VICSES.
Director Corporate Services
John has over 20 years’ experience in financial management roles in the public sector across Commonwealth and State Governments. John’s VICSES areas of responsibility are governance, finance and administration, information communication technology, project management and assets and infrastructure.
Director Human Resources
Experienced in developing and implementing Work Health and Safety Management Systems, Katrina oversees Human Resources for VICSES including Work Health and Safety, Peer Support and volunteer training.
Director Community Resilience and Communications
Kate provides leadership and guidance in developing effective stakeholder engagement and communication strategies that promote greater awareness of shared responsibility and self reliance for better connected, safer and resilient communities - before, during and after emergencies. Kate’s areas of responsibility are Emergency Management Planning, Community Connections and Media & Communications.