Conference Committees

Steering Committee Program Committee
Alen Slijepcevic – Chair
Board of Directors, IAWF
Deputy Chief Officer
Country Fire Authority
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 

 

Tony Blanks
Chair of the Program Committee
Past Member, Board of Directors, IAWF
Retired Fire Program Manager
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

David Bruce
Communications Manager
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
Board of Directors, IAWF
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stuart Ellis
CEO
Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Alan Goodwin
Vice President, IAWF
Chief Fire Officer
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Simon Heemstra PhD,
Manager Community Planning
NSW Rural Fire Service
New South Wales, Australia

Naian Liu PhD
Vice-Director, State Key Laboratory of Fire Science
University of Science and Technology of China
Board of Directors, IAWF
Hefei, China

Kevin O’Connor
National Rural Fire Officer
New Zealand Rural Fire Authority
Wellington, New Zealand

Richard Thornton PhD
CEO
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

 

 

 

 

Tony Blanks – Chair
Past Member, Board of Directors, IAWF
Retired Fire Program Manager
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 

 

Mark Chladil
Fire Management Planning Officer
Tasmania Fire Service
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Miguel Cruz PhD,
Bushfire Behaviour and Risks
CSIRO Land and Water
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Elizabeth Ebert PhD
Research Program Leader
Bureau of Meteorology
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Liam Fogarty
Director, Knowledge & Engagement
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stuart Matthews PhD
Senior Project Officer
Operational Services/Community Planning
NSW Rural Fire Service
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Grant Pearce
Scientist
Fire ResearchScion (NZ Forest Research Institute Ltd)
Christchurch, New Zealand

Michael Rumsewicz PhD
Research Director
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Mike Wouters
Senior Fire Ecologist
Manager Fire Knowledge & Engagement Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources,
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

 

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