Andrew Gissing Leads Natural Hazards Australia

27th July 2022

Andrew Gissing has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Natural Hazards Research Australia, the national centre for natural hazard resilience and disaster risk reduction.

The Centre was funded for 10 years by the Australian Government on 1 July 2021 as a collaborative research organisation, to address the major challenges arising from natural hazards, including bushfires, floods, cyclones, heatwaves, storms and other hazards. The aim is to deliver usable research and knowledge that creates safer and more resilient communities.

The Centre works in the broad emergency management and disaster resilience sector with partners in all states and territories, federal, state and local governments, key industry bodies, the private and not-for-profit sectors, research and other organisations with a stake in protecting Australian communities.

Andrew is well known to NSW FMA Members and has presented at numerous FMA Workshops and Conferences in his previous role as General Manager – Resilience at Risk Frontiers. He previously held senior positions at the Victoria State Emergency Service and NSW State Emergency Service.

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