Stuart Ellis

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Stuart Ellis is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC). 

Stuart Ellis is an ex SAS Officer who served with the Australian Defence Force for 22 years.  During this time he gained significant operational experience.  On leaving the Defence Force he was appointed CEO and Chief Officer of the Country Fire Service in South Australia from 1996-2001. During that period he became Deputy President of the AFAC.

He has been involved in a number of major inquiries including, The Black Hawk Disaster in 1996 and the Operational Review into the Canberra Bushfires in 2003

Stuart Chaired and co-authored the COAG National Inquiry on Bushfire Mitigation and Management in 2004 and recently consulted to the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission 2009 – 2010.  He was also involved in the Major Incident Review for FESA WA into the Lake Clifton, Red Hill and Roleystone Fires 2011 and the Independant Review of the Operational Response into the Christchurch Earthquake 2012. 

Has provided independent emergency management advice and services to all Australian jurisdictions and New Zealand over the last 10 years.  He has gained extensive knowledge observing and analysing Incident Management at all levels.

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