In Conversation with Shane Fitzsimmons

In Conversation with Shane Fitzsimmons
Thursday 24 September 2020
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Registrations open at 5:00 PM
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Level 9, 225 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Professional & Associate $49
Affiliate $69
Non Member $99
NSW RFS (non-member) $69 - contact events@nsw.ipaa.org.au to purchase a ticket


As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to unfold, the health and safety of IPAA’s customers, speakers and staff is paramount.

Therefore, we have made the decision to reschedule this event to 24 September 2020. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact IPAA Events Team on 02 8066 1911 or at events@nsw.ipaa.org.au 


Note this event is now at capacity. Please contact events@nsw.ipaa.org.au to be added to the wait list.


Special event: In conversation with Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM, Commissioner of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service 

To hear directly from Shane Fitzsimmons about the public sector’s extraordinary response to NSWs most destructive bushfire season.

ABOUT THIS EVENT 

Australian bushfires and extreme weather conditions have devastated communities across the country and have consumed media and public attention. Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service has remained a constant during these extraordinary times, delivering warnings and often bad news in his direct and calm manner.

As the professional association for the public sector, it has been a privilege to witness an IPAA member so publicly display the leadership, vision and strength that our public sector is built on. 

In this special In Conversation event, Shane will reflect on his motivations and challenges and share his thoughts about the vital role the public sector plays in supporting the citizens of NSW.
 
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

This is an opportunity to hear first-hand about Shane’s leadership style and aspirations in an informal interview. The interview concludes with a Q&A session with questions from the audience.

This special event is an opportunity to acknowledge the work that all those in the public sector do to protect the community and the environment. As the public sector continues to play a vital role in rebuilding communities, this special event will also inspire you to reach for greatness as you provide services for our customers.  

All IPAA events include purposeful networking which allows you to:

  • Build relationships with the speaker/s and fellow guests
  • Develop your capabilities 
  • Establish connections across the NSW public sector.

SPONSORSHIP ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This event is presented with the support of Deloitte.



SPEAKER

Shane Fitzsimmons AFSM
Commissioner
NSW Rural Fire Service



Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons has over 35 years experience with the NSW Rural Fire Service serving as both a volunteer and salaried officer. 

In 1998 he was appointed an Assistance Commissioner with the RFS and has held portfolio responsibilities for Operations, Strategic Development and Regional Management. In 2004 he was appointed the inaugural Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC) Visiting Fellow to the Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM) for a period of 12 months. 

In September 2007 he was appointed Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service and is also the Chair of the NSW RFS Bushfire Co-ordinating Committee and the Rural Fire Service Advisory Council. He is also a member of the NSW State Emergency Management Committee and the NSW State Rescue Board and was Chairman from 2008 to November 2015. In July 2012, he was appointed a Board Member of the NSW Government Telecommunications Authority.

He was appointed a Director of the National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC) in March 2008 and was the Chair of the NAFC Board from 2009 to 2013. He was a Director at the Bushfire Co-operative Research Centre from 2009 to 2014.

Since 2007, he has been a member of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council and was a member if its Board from November 2016 to November 2019 and held the position of Deputy President upon retirement from the Board.

In January 2016 he was appointed as a Councilor of the Royal Human Society of NSW Inc.

Commissioner Fitzsimmons was awarded the National Medal in 1999 and the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) in 2001

Contact

Contact our office on 02 8066 1900 or email events@nsw.ipaa.org.au for any questions and/or clarifications.

When
24/09/2020 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Level 9, 225 George Street Sydney, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
 

Terms and Conditions
Payments

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Cancellation policy - Self-paced Courses
  • Cancellations are not permitted.

Note: If you do not cancel and do not attend, 100% of the event fee must be paid.

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Transfer policy - Self-paced Courses 
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Penalties may be waived in exceptional circumstances, work commitments do not count as exceptional circumstances.

Program Changes

IPAA NSW reserves the right to change programs/speakers/venue, or to cancel programs if the enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond our control prevail. All registrants will be notified in the event of cancellation and their registration will be refunded. 


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