SES Board & Executive
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) is governed by a Board of Directors accountable to the Victorian Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and is run by the executive management team.
After SES 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 Police and 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
Appointed in January 2006, Mary is responsible for the organisation’s overall performance and for leading its transition to a robust, innovative emergency service organisation keeping Victorian communities safe.
Chief Officer Operations
With years of experience working for the Country Fire Authority (CFA), Trevor is responsible for the development of operational doctrine and overseeing incident management capability development within SES.
Director Corporate Services
Bringing over 20 years of senior management experience to SES, Jeannene is responsible for a number of areas, including finance and administration, information and communications technology and assets and infrastructure.
Director Human Resources
Experienced in developing and implementing Work Health and Safety Management Systems, Katrina oversees Human Resources for SES including Work Health and Safert, Peer Support and volunteer training.
Benjamin (Ben) McFadgen
Director Emergency Management Planning and Communication
Ben provides leadership and direction in the areas of SES’ emergency management planning and advice functions, community education and communication strategies.