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Expert in Risk Management Consulting Services Specializing in Business Continuity and Emergency Planning

Expert ID: 722886 Australia

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Expert has managed, reviewed, and planned for a range of natural and man-made disasters since the late 1980s. His disaster experience includes earthquake, hurricanes, wildfire, and chemical spills and toxic plumes. He is knowledgeable of management issues including prevention, planning, response (co-ordination and control), and recovery.

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1974 Degree: B.A. (Hons) Subject: Geography, History, Politics Institution: Flinders University
Year: 1975 Degree: Dip. Ed. Subject: Education Institution: Flinders University
Year: 1987 Degree: Dip. Env. St. Subject: Environmental Management Institution: University of Adelaide
Year: 2005 Degree: Ph.D. (incomplete) Subject: Risk Management Institution: University of Adelaide

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1998 to 2005 Employer: City of Adelaide Title: Principal Environment Officer Department: Strategy & Policy Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for developing a revised approach to environmental management based on sustainability partnerships across stakeholders and a risk management approach to environmental management issues.
Years: 1996 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Lecturer Department: Professional Development & Leadership Responsibilities: He is responsible for the development and delivery of four distance learning modules in Vulnerability Assessment; Risk Communication; Capability Development; and Exercise Management. He conducts classes by distance learning and off shore, face-to-face delivery (into Asia).
Years: 1997 to 1998 Employer: Commonwealth Government Title: Acting Director, Australian Emergency Management Institute Department: Emergency Management Australia Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for management of the Australian Emergency Management Institute—the Commonwealth’s center for research, education and doctrine development in disaster management. He had a staff of 46 and an annual budget of $10,000,000.
Years: 1994 to 1997 Employer: Commonwealth Government Title: Deputy Director, Australian Emergency Management Institute Department: Emergency Management Australia Responsibilities: He was responsible for managing the development and promulgation of national best practice in disaster management.
Years: 1989 to 1997 Employer: Commonwealth Government Title: Disaster Management Consultancy Co-ordinator & Program Manager of the Information & Research Program Department: Emergency Management Australia Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for developing best practice professional development products in hazard analysis, hazard management, and counter-disaster planning.
Years: 1988 to 1989 Employer: Commonwealth of Australia Title: Senior Training Officer Department: Emergency Management Australia Responsibilities: He was responsible for the development and delivery of educational products and national workshops in emergency management.
Years: 1976 to 1987 Employer: Education Department of South Australia Title: High School Teacher Department: Responsibilities: Expert taught Year 12 Geography and History, and developed curriculum at the State level (Environmental Studies and Local History).

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1987 to 1998 Agency: Emergency Management Australia Role: Deputy Director Description: Expert developed best practice approaches to hazard analysis and emergency management. He developed National Guidelines for Emergency Risk Management, and delivered consultancy services to major national risk exposures: process industries, manufacturing, and communications. He served on the Australia/New Zealand taskforce for major hazardous industries.
Years: 1998 to 2005 Agency: City of Adelaide Role: Principal Environment Officer Description: He introduced a risk management approach to environmental management. He integrated OH&S systems with environmental management systems.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Expert holds a Disaster Services Administration Certificate (DSAC).
Publications and Patents Summary
He has authored 24 publications.

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