New appointment to Strategic Advisory Committee

Tuesday, 13 June 2023 at 1:49 am

The Strategic Advisory Committee provides advice to FRV about matters such as organisational governance, cultural change, workforce diversity and emerging opportunities. 

It is tasked with overseeing the progress of FRV’s significant reform agenda, as outlined in FRV’s Outcomes Framework and Strategic Plan 2022 – 2032.

Greg has more than 30 years’ experience in the community services sector, including managing and governing neighbourhood houses.

Fire Rescue Commissioner, Gavin Freeman AFSM, said Greg would offer important insights into how FRV could build community resilience.

“I congratulate Greg on his appointment. His wealth of experience in the not-for-profit sector will be of direct benefit to FRV, including Greg’s work with vulnerable Victorians.”

“FRV not only responds to emergencies but seeks to actively prevent them, through community education and advocacy.

“We know from our research that economically disadvantaged Victorians are much more likely to experience house fires, with factors such as disability and age also having a significant impact.”

“Greg will be able to help FRV build resilience amongst some of the key vulnerable groups we are trying to target, ensuring we are serving the community as best we can.”

Greg is currently the Chairperson of the North Western Metropolitan Adult, Community and Further Education Council, Vice Chair of Neighbourhood Houses Victoria and Chairperson of Glenroy Neighbourhood House. 

He is a facilitator for person-centred emergency planning for people with a disability and has volunteered in community responses to disasters across the state of Victoria.  

He has extensive experience in cultural change management in the community services sector and will be a valued contributor to FRV.