During times of disaster and crisis, there is one necessity that drives a team to focus, persist, and achieve set goals. That necessity is effective leadership.
Joining us this week to talk about leadership during times of crisis is Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons of Resilience NSW.
After a distinguished career with the NSW Rural Fire Service over 35 years, Shane was appointed as the inaugural Commissioner for Resilience NSW and Deputy Secretary, Emergency Management with the Department of Premier and Cabinet in 1 May 2020.
Throughout his career, Shane has taken on a wealth of operational and board member roles, from Assistant Commissioner with the RFS in 1998, through to Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service and Chair of the NSW RFS Bushfire Coordinating Committee in 2007.
Shane was awarded the National Medal in 1999, and the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) in 2001. His industry reputation and highly praised work ethic has made him a well-known and inspiring industry leader.
Tune in this week as Shane joins us to reflect on the disaster season across 2019 and 2020, and what he believes are the necessary skills and traits for leaders to utilise during times of crisis.