about us Program Committee

Our committee members are experienced experts responsible for the creation and planning of our annual conference programs.

Find out more about our committee members and their experience across a range of disaster and emergency management and first response. 


Mr Christopher Austin

Director, CTS Consultants [Conference Co-Chair]

Mr Cameron Anderson

Deputy Manager Emergency Operations, Dept. of Health & Human Services (VIC)

Ms Kate Fitzgerald

Executive Director Police and Community Safety Department of Justice and Community Safety Victoria (Conference Co-Chair)

Ms Quinn Cramer

Women in Firefighting Australasia and QFES (QLD)

Mr Matt Dorfstaetter

Director (IDRiM Board), International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management

Dr John Bates

Research Director, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC (VIC)

Mr Des Hosie

National Operations Advisor at Fire and Emergency New Zealand (NZ)

Cr Steve Jenkins

National President, AIES & Councillor, Bellingen Shire Council

Mr Karl Sullivan

Head of Risk and Operations, Insurance Council of Australia (NSW)

Mr Martin Boyle

Projects, Planning & Risk Manager, Australian Antarctic Division (TAS)