SPEAKER PROFILES

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Joe Buffone

Director-General, Emergency Management Australia 

David Bruce

Communications Director, Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC

Anthony Clark

Director Communications and Engagement, NSW Rural Fire Service

Lee Cowen

Comms & Engagement Consultant, fmr Public Information Manager CCC

Mark Crosweller

Director, Ethical Intelligence 

Dr Jeanette Deetlefs 

Principal Behavioural Advisor, Behavioural Insights Unit, Department of Customer Service 

Comm Shane Fitzsimmons

Commissioner, Resilience NSW

Anni Fordham

Manager Public Information, Department of Fire and Emergency Services WA

Dr Simon Heemstra

National Hazards and Preparedness Manager

Simon Kelly

Director of Media and Public Affairs, Queensland Police Service

Dr Erica Kuligowski 

Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow, RMIT University

Nathan Maddock 

Communications Manager, Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC 

Nick Moir

Chief Photographer, Sydney Morning Herald 

Stephen Oliver

Manager, Documentaries, Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Dr Norman Swan

Health journalist, commentator and host of Coronacast

Ruth Ward

Director, Public Affairs, Department of Families, Fairness & Housing, VIC 

Dr Josh Whittaker

Coordinator Community Engagement, NSW Rural Fire Service