Rob is currently the Acting Director-General of Emergency Management Australia in the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs and is responsible for the coordination of Australia’s response to crises, including natural disasters and terrorist or security related incidents.
His substantive role is Assistant Secretary, Crisis Management Branch within Emergency Management Australia. In this role he is responsible for the Australian Government Crisis Coordination Centre, a dedicated 24 hour facility which provides all-hazards, whole-of-government situational awareness, planning and incident management, and the National Security Hotline.
Rob's Branch develops and maintains national response plans which underpin the provision of Australian Government disaster assistance to states and territories and, working closely with states and territories, is responsible for evaluating and exercising counter-terrorism and emergency management capability development.
Prior to his current role Rob managed the Health Emergency Management Branch in the Australian Government Department of Health's Office of Health Protection. Rob has a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the Australian National University, a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management from Flinders University, and is an alumnus of the National Security College Senior Executive Service program.
Thanks for your support and the rest of Tangent Link at the event. As a sponsor we felt valued and believed we made a valuable contribution to the conference delegates. The demonstration was a great way to show exhibitor’s products as well as giving a more comprehensive understanding of new concepts and systems. Well done team.
The networking opportunities were fantastic, well worth delegates and trade exhibitors. Static and Dynamic demonstrations were well organised and a highlight of the conference.
The conference went absolutely very well for us, it was interesting and useful. We enjoyed every moment, both of professional networking and the excellent atmosphere of communication between colleagues, the people who speak in the same ‘firefighting’ language. Your team is incredible.”
Once again the Tangent Link Team put on a premier event, offering fantastic information presentation and unparalleled networking opportunities for aerial firefighting.
One of the best industry specific events I have attended with key decision making persons in attendance.