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Media Release

Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner honoured by recognition
Friday 26 June 2015 – 3:00 PM

Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Wayne Gregson has today been named the 2015 Murdoch University Leader of the Year working in State or Federal Government at the Institute of Public Administration Australia WA Awards in Perth. 

The award recognises Commissioner Gregson’s excellence in leadership in public administration and his achievements driving significant strategic change at the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).

Commissioner Gregson said he was honoured to be recognised and acknowledged the huge volume of work being undertaken by DFES personnel to achieve widespread reforms.

“It is a tremendous honour to receive this award which ultimately recognises the work everyone at DFES is doing to reshape our organisation and better serve the Western Australian community,” he said.

“I am privileged to be leading a team of truly committed and dedicated people, both staff and volunteers, who work incredibly hard to protect and serve our community.” 

Commissioner Gregson was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the former Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) in September 2011 for a 12-month period. He was appointed Commissioner upon the formation of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services on 1 November 2012.

Since then, Commissioner Gregson has led a major reform program beginning with a refocus towards supporting frontline services, the implementation of a 12-year strategic plan and increasing transparency, accountability and collaboration.

Commissioner Gregson was nominated for the award by his colleagues for the individual excellence he has displayed in leading cultural and organisational change at DFES. 


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