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AFAC Annual Reports : 2011 Annual Report
AFAC Governance AFAC is governed by a Board of seven directors who are elected by the AFAC Council for a two year term. AFAC Council is represented by the Head of each Member Agency. Affiliate Members do not have representation at Council and have no voting rights. AFAC would like to thank and acknowledge the contribution made by retiring Director Mike Hall, who has been on Council for more then ten years and who has been an AFAC Director for six years. Representing New Zealand, Mike has played a significant role ensuring a closer working relationship between Australia and New Zealand in fire and emergency services. Through his efforts AFAC has extended the focus for the sector to Australasia and the wider Asia / Pacific region. Mike retires as Chief Executive and National Commander for the New Zealand Fire Service in December 2011. AFAC Board President Lee Johnson, Commissioner, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Assoc Dip App Sc (Fire Technology), AFSM, MIFireE, FAIM Lee began his fire service career in 1975 and held successive leadership positions in regional and urban locations, culminating in his appointment as Commissioner of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service in 2001. In 2004, Lee was awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal – the highest individual honour awarded to Australian firefighters and is also the recipient of a number of awards and commendations. In addition to his role as President of AFAC, Lee also represents Queensland as a Director on the Board of the National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC). AFAC Board continued Deputy President Greg Mullins AFSM, Commissioner, Fire and Rescue New South Wales M. Management, FIFireE, FAIM Greg commenced his career in fire-fighting joining the NSWFB in 1978 after serving for six years as a volunteer fire-fighter with the NSW Bushfire Service (now Rural Fire Service). He was appointed Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive Officer in July 2003. In addition to his role as Deputy President of AFAC, Greg is also Deputy Chair of the NSW State Emergency Management Committee and is the Australian Director of the International Association of Asian Fire Chiefs. In 1995 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and during his career has been the recipient of numerous awards and commendations including the Australian Fire Service Medal. Treasurer Tony Blanks, Manager - Fire Management, Forestry Tasmania Tony Blanks’ career in fire-fighting and fire management spans more than thirty years, commencing with the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service and presently with Forestry Tasmania. Tony has a clear focus in developing effective interagency partnerships and protocols across the three main organisations that provide bushfire protection in Tasmania (Tasmania Fire Service, Parks & Wildlife Service and Forestry Tasmania). He has served as a board member of AFAC since 2005, elected Treasurer in 2009. Front Row (L-R): Naomi Brown AFAC CEO, Lee Johnson President, Bob Conroy Back Row (L-R): Tony Blanks Treasurer, Mike Hall, Mary Barr, Greg Mullins Vice President Unavailable for the photograph Jo Harrison-Ward. 2 | Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Annual Report 2011
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