Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner honoured by recognition
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.
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).
Gregson said he was honoured to be recognised and acknowledged the huge volume
of work being undertaken by DFES personnel to achieve widespread reforms.
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.
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
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.
Gregson was nominated for the award by his colleagues for the individual
excellence he has displayed in leading cultural and organisational change at