Victoria’s Emergency Management Commissioner appointed Champion of Change

Victoria’s Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley was recently appointed a Champion of Change alongside peers from across Australia in the emergency management sector.

The Fire and Emergency Male Champions of Change was established in April 2017 with support from the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council (AFAC).

The group is convened by the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Kristen Hilton and includes Chief Executives and Commissioners leading more than 30 agencies responsible for fire, emergency and land management services across Australia and New Zealand.

Together, the objective of the Champions of Change is to advance gender equity, inclusive cultures and achieve significant and sustainable improvements in the representation of women in their workplaces, including senior leadership positions, amongst a paid and volunteer workforce of more than 280,000 people.

“I’m enormously proud to be appointed a Champion of Change with my peers and colleagues across the sector," Mr Lapsley said.

“It is important that we continue to evolve in this space and reflect community expectations – every day I see examples of the contribution made to Emergency Management in Victoria from all sectors of our community.”