Ms Georgeina Whelan

Commissioner, ACT Emergency Services

Georgeina Whelan was appointed as Commissioner of the ACT Emergency Services Agency in October 2019 in the lead up to the 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires National Disaster. She led the ACT through this period, appointed as the ACT’s Emergency Controller. She chairs the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Council (AFAC) Professionalization Scheme Board and the AFAC State Emergency Services Operations Group. She is a member of several advisory groups focused on the mental health and wellness of first responders. She is the Patron of the ACT Downs Syndrome Association.