Board

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.

Peter Akers

Peter Akers
Board Chair

Barbara Yeoh

Barbara Yeoh
Deputy Chair

Lisa Borowick


Lisa Borowick
Board Director

Nina Brooks

Nina Brooks
Board Director

Bernie Cronin

Bernie Cronin
Board Director

Ev Duke

Ev Duke
Board Director

Lawrence Russell


Lawrence Russell
Board Director

 
 

Executive Management Team

Stephen Griffin

Stephen Griffin

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.

                   

Tim Wiebusch 

Chief Officer Operations

With a passion for emergency management and over 25 years' of experience with government
agencies, Tim is responsible for the development of operational doctrine and overseeing incident
management capability development within VICSES.

Kate White

Kate White

Director Community Resilience and Communications

With extensive experience in emergency management, event management, finance
and banking across the public and corporate sectors, Kate's areas of responsibility
are Community Connections, Emergency Management Planning and Media and Communications.

John Casey

John Casey

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.

Katrina Bahen

Katrina Bahen

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.