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,
Chief Officer Operations
With a passion for emergency management and over 25 years' of experience with government
Director Community Resilience and Communications
With extensive experience in emergency management, event management, finance
Director Corporate Services
John has over 20 years’ experience in financial management roles in the public sector across
Director Human Resources
Experienced in developing and implementing Work Health and Safety Management Systems,
Chief Information Officer
Silvia Silverii joined VICSES as Chief Information Officer (CIO) in July 2018, bringing more than 20 years’ experience in Information Technology and a wealth of experience and skills in optimising the use of data and information flow for organisations, here and internationally. Silvia comes from the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) Victoria, where for the past 5 years she held the role of Head of Information Technology and Management, supporting IBAC’s organisational objectives through the leadership of its information and communications technology programs. Prior to IBAC, Silvia was CIO for the Financial Ombudsman Service for 6 years, and has also worked for EPT Pty Ltd/KAZ Software Solutions. As CIO for VICSES, Silvia leads the Information Services team.