We are delighted to announce that Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM, Commissioner of Resilience NSW, will be joining us as our guest speaker on Tuesday 7th September at 1pm.
Community sector organisations play a crucial role in supporting people who are experiencing vulnerability or disadvantage before, during and throughout the long recovery phase following natural disasters. This has never been so prominent as in the past 18 months where our members have worked with the compounding impacts of drought, bushfires, floods and the pandemic.
Commissioner Fitzsimmons was appointed as the inaugural Commissioner for Resilience NSW and Deputy Secretary, Emergency Management with the Department of Premier and Cabinet from May 2020. This appointment followed a distinguished career with the NSW Rural Fire Service of over 35 years.
We look forward to hearing about the work of Resilience NSW and their views on the role of our sector in supporting people and their communities to build resilience, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
The August conversation will be announced shortly here.