Gary Morgan

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CEO

Gary Morgan has spent more than 20 years in senior land and fire management roles. As Victoria’s Chief Fire Officer for public lands, for nine years, he was responsible for the management and deployment of fire suppression personnel. Since becoming CEO of the Bushfire CRC in mid-2007, Gary has worked to foster strong relationships between researchers and the industry.

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30-May-2014

After 11 years, we are about to enter the last month of your Bushfire CRC. It has been an incredible journey since 2003.

For me, what has stood out the most, notwithstanding the ground breaking research, is the culture change the industry has undertaken throughout this...

23-Apr-2014

The Bushfire CRC has been about learning and sharing, and this applies not just to research and science, but experiences too. Continuing the international collaborations established over the last decade is a visit in early May by American and French fire and risk managers....

20-Mar-2014

More than a decade ago, Australia and New Zealand embarked on a coordinated fire science program through the Bushfire CRC – the first such effort to include a broad scope of scientific disciplines that was nationally coordinated and addressing user needs.

The bushfires...

07-Feb-2014

Post June 2014 the Bushfire CRC shall cease to operate under the Commonwealth CRC Program. However, to meet industry needs, two aspects of the work of the Bushfire CRC have been identified as continuing beyond June 2014. With this in mind, at the Annual General Meeting on 21...

18-Dec-2013

What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago I wrote that Australia and New Zealand’s national fire research funding was due to expire in mid 2013, with no new research funding guaranteed. But in early 2013 the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC was announced. On 10...

11-Nov-2013

After the upcoming Annual General Meeting on 21 November in Melbourne there will be a bonus event for Bushfire CRC partners. A half day showcase, placed immediately after the AGM, will emphasise the advances in knowledge since Black Saturday across all scientific disciplines...

12-Oct-2013

The Bushfire CRC seasonal bushfire outlooks, published twice a year before the start of the northern and...

13-Sep-2013

Our annual conference is always a highlight of the year for the Bushfire CRC. Last week, our 10th and final conference was held in Melbourne. From my perspective, it could not have been a...

13-Aug-2013

Ten years of national bushfire research is no small achievement. I am looking forward to celebrating and showcasing our work, firstly, at the three-day annual Bushfire CRC/AFAC conference early next month, then later in October, at the research showcase event “Putting...

07-Jun-2013

‘Social benefit’ was the buzz phrase out of the 2008 review of the national Cooperative Research Centres program. Finally, Public Good CRCs were acknowledged for their long struggle for attention and ongoing support in a funding program renowned for supporting technological...

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