Directorates within EMV:
Fire Services Reform
Executive Director: Anthony Lawrie
Chief Implementation Officer, Fire Rescue Victoria: Emma Catford
The Fire Services Reform business unit works to implement the fire services reform as outlined in the Firefighters' Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Act 2019. The Fire Services Reforms will come into effect prior to the 2020-21 summer fire season, establishing Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV), bringing together MFB and CFA career firefighters under one organisation.
Director: Laura Sexton
The Technology business unit is responsible for state and national technology platforms that enable communication from the community, communication to the community, sector operational communications and sector information systems.
Strategy and Policy
Executive Director: Jenni Rigby
The Strategy and Policy business unit leads business strategy and major projects that deliver whole of state economic, social and environmental outcomes. The business unit also leads and develops legislative and regulatory changes, and provides whole-of-government policy advice to the Emergency Management Commissioner, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and government. It also provides support to the Minister in their Cabinet, parliamentary and national roles.
Corporate Support and Transformation
Director: Chris Balfour
The Corporate Support and Transformation business unit leads the provision of internal business systems and services to support EMV and its stakeholders. Functions include organisational development, people and workplace services, financial management, procurement, grants management and risk/business continuity planning. The business unit is also responsible for leading the organisational reset and transformation.
Acting Director: Dave Livingstone
The Workplace Relations business unit is responsible for liaising with the emergency services organisations in order to provide advice to the Minister on agency specific workplace relations issues, including bargaining on enterprise agreements, specific workplace relations issues and disputes.
Deputy Commissioner, Operational Coordination: Chris Stephenson
The Operational Coordination business unit directly supports the Emergency Management Commissioner’s legislated responsibilities regarding emergency management operating procedures and standards, state emergency response planning, and emergency management coordination and operations. This includes the ongoing management and operation of the State and Regional Control Centres and their associated operating systems and processes. It also leads the coordination of relief and recovery for all emergencies in partnerships with a range of stakeholders. The business unit also has responsibility for coordinating state-wide relief and recovery priorities into policy, programs, capability and investment.
Capability and Risk
Deputy Commissioner, Capability and Risk: Debra Abbott
The Capability and Risk business unit is responsible for developing the State Risk and Mitigation Plan, designing, implementing and monitoring the Integrated Emergency Management Planning Framework, and conducting and sponsoring emergency management research and evaluations. Emergency management resilience, consequence management and volunteer development are also led by this business unit.