Len Foster

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Independent Chairman

Mr Foster is the Independent Chairman of the Bushfire CRC Governing Board. He was appointed to this position in April 2007.

He is formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Fire Authorities Council, the peak body representing Australia’s fire agencies, including bushfire and structural fire services.  Mr Foster was also Chairman of the Country Fire Authority of Victoria (CFA), Chairman of the Australian Government’s Bushfire Advisory Committee and a Director of the Australian National Aerial Fire Fighting Centre (NAFC).

Prior to his association with the fire industry Mr Foster was Director General of the Department Conservation, Forest and Lands in Victoria, which encompassed all firefighting activities in State Forests and National Parks. He was responsible for the amalgamation of formerly independent areas of forestry, the National Parks Service, Lands Department, Soil Conservation Commission and Department of Fisheries.

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