8 - 9 June 2022



Andrew will be participating in the panel discussion 'Are We Ready? Preparation, Recovery and Changing Communities' on Friday 9 June

Andrew Crisp

Andrew Crisp will bring his expertise around emergency response to our panel discussion 'Are We Ready? Preparation, Recovery and Changing Communities'. He will provide a strong voice on this topic which is informed by an extensive career specialising in emergency management.

Andrew is currently serving as Victoria’s Emergency Management Commissioner and has responsibility for coordination before, during and after major emergencies, including the management of consequences of an emergency.

During his career, which includes experience in senior emergency management and policing leadership positions, Andrew has developed a passion for community safety across metropolitan and regional Victoria and while working overseas in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.

He has been involved in responses to a number of major incidents, such as the Ash Wednesday Bushfires, the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, Christchurch earthquake, Queensland floods, 2017 Bourke Street Tragedy and the 2019/20 Black Summer bush fires.

Andrew works closely with emergency management organisations, agencies, government departments, and communities with a focus on building and maintaining strong relationships and capability across the broader emergency services sector.

Advocating for people and communities will always be a priority for Andrew. He believes everyone has valued perspectives and a positive contribution to make. He is committed to listening and learning so our emergency services sector and communities can work together to stay.

Our program theme for 2023 is “Navigating the Waters: Adapting to Economic Challenges in the Water Sector”

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