Following an extensive nationwide search, Tim Wiebusch has been appointed as the successful candidate to take over from Trevor White as the Victoria State Emergency Service (VICS15ES) new Chief Officer Operations.
Tim commenced with VICSES in 1993 as a volunteer and has most recently served as VICSES Deputy Chief Officer – Readiness. Tim said he looking forward to starting his new role in what is usually a busy time for VICSES.
“I’m honoured to be given the opportunity to take on this role and continue to work with our amazing volunteers. I would also like to extend my deepest thanks to Trevor White. Under Trevor’s leadership and guidance our operational capabilities have continued to grow and deliver against SES objectives,” he said.
Tim brings a wealth of experience to the role having had almost 25 years’ of experience with government agencies in addition to holding significant long-term secondments at the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) and Emergency Management Victoria (EMV).
With a strong focus on people and volunteers, Tim brings to the role a keen interest in delivering a contemporary approach to operational service delivery, building on collaboration with other agencies, businesses and communities.
Tim has a passion for the emergency management sector and, and has previously played a significant senior operational leadership role in a range of emergency events such as the Black Saturday Bushfires 2009, Victorian Floods 2010/2011, Christmas Day Hailstorm 2012, the Norwegian Star Incident 2016 and the Great Ocean Road Landslides in 2016.