Following on from the success of last week's Zoom meeting and the necessity to remain out of public spaces, where possible, we are continuing our weekly Zoom breakfast meetings next week.
 
Stuart Ellis AM, Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) will be the guest speaker
 
Like our normal face to face meetings, the meeting will begin at 7:40am on Tuesday 31 March and finish no later than 8:45am. However, for those who want to pour themselves a coffee and stay online we will continue the meeting as a Fellowship session, similar to the ground floor gathering at the RACV.
 
The link to log on is https://zoom.us/j/466677959 (Meeting ID: 466 677 959). Just press on the link or copy and paste it into your browser. It is a good idea to log on by 7:35am so we are ready to start on time at 7:40am.

Stuart Ellis AM

National Emergency Management capability and the recent fire season

Stuart Ellis was an Army Officer for over 22 years serving with the Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. He was Commanding Officer on deployment in Somalia and at the Royal Military College, Duntroon.

In 1996 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer/Chief Officer of the South Australian Country Fire Service. In 2002 he established a consultancy company focussed on operational leadership and has been involved in over 20 operational reviews including the Canberra Bushfires, the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission and the Christchurch Earthquake.

He was a part time Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal for five years and sits on two company Boards.

In 2012 he was appointed CEO of AFAC, the National Council for Fire and Emergency Services in Australasia.