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WAYNE PEARCE OAM

MASTER of CEREMONIES

Charlie Moir has volunteered with the NSW State Emergency Service since 1972. 

When the Volunteers Association was formed in 1998, Charlie jumped at the chance to be involved as the Secretary in 2006 and within 4 years became the President in2010.

Since this time, he has professionalised the Association, increased annual benefits provided to members including welfare support, mental health services, grievance and complaint resolution, unit grants, personal professional development scholarships as well as sponsorship for attendance at conferences, training and opportunities for Members to learn current best practice across all aspects of volunteering with the SES- corporate and operational.

Charlie has also been the driving force behind the first Volunteer Charter- an agreement between the NSW Government, the NSW SES and the Volunteers Association.

 

CHARLIE MOIR ESM

PRESIDENT@ NSW SES VOLUNTEERS ASSOCIATION

HON. DAVID ELLIOTT

MINISTER EMERGENCY SERVICES

ERIN SMITH

VOLUNTEER@ St Georges Basin Unit

JIM PULLIN ESM

VOLUNTEER@ Sutherland Unit

GREG NEWTON

A/COMMISSIONER @

NSW SES

CARL MANNING

VOLUNTEER@ Sydney Southern Region HQ

SHANNON CROFTON

VOLUNTEER@ Sydney Southern Region HQ

Mr Elliott was born in Bankstown in Sydney’s west and attended the Christian Community High School before completing a Bachelor of Arts (History and Asian Studies), a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy and a Master of Arts (Communications).

He worked for former federal MPs Bronwyn Bishop and Former Prime Minister John Howard before starting work in the NSW Police media unit in 1993 and two years later being commissioned into the Army. He then joined the staff of then NSW Opposition Leader Peter Collins before becoming the national campaign director for Australians for a Constitutional Monarchy and also serving with peacekeeping forces in Bougainville.

On his return to Australia, Mr Elliott joined the Australian Hotels Association and served as the NSW Deputy Chief Executive until January 2008. He was then the Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Contractors Federation (NSW) until his election to NSW Parliament.

David has proudly served as the Member for Baulkham Hills since 2011 and has also held the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier for Youth, Homelessness and the Centenary of ANZAC.

He lives in Kellyville and is married to Nicole and they have two sons.

Greg joined the staff of NSW SES as an Assistant Commissioner in 2010 and was appointed Deputy Commissioner in May 2015.

Prior to this he had served 23 years as a NSW SES volunteer with the Queanbeyan Unit, the last five years of which he was Local Controller. Before 2010, Greg was employed at a senior level in the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety,

worked for the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department and was an Executive Teacher in ACT Schools. Greg has a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University, a Graduate Diploma in Education from Latrobe University and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management from the

Australian Institute of Police Management. Greg is currently working toward a Master of Public Administration at Sydney University.

Erin joined the SES in 2003 at Wagga Wagga and since then has served at Nowra and then as a founding member of St Georges Basin Unit, becoming Unit Controller in late 2015. 

Trained as an Environmental Manager, Erin completed post graduate studies in teaching and stayed on at La Trobe University educating school groups and designing education spaces for a number of years, before moving to NSW permanently.  Here Erin worked training young people from often challenging backgrounds through Conservation Volunteers Australia’s Green Army program.   Currently she works as a Bushcare Volunteer group Supervisor and as a Coastal Environments Project Manager and in her spare time trains an accredited hospital visit therapy dog.   Erin has a great interest in community engagement and education, the value of critical reflection and a belief in the importance of empowering others to do for themselves.

Carl has been an SES volunteer for over 9 years. 
He started out in Fairfield Unit in the Sydney Southern Region in January 2007 and was just in time to assist with the June 2007 storms that hit the east coast, causing widespread damage. For this storm Carl was deployed out of area to assist Waverly Wollara Unit and Gosford unit for a few days. 
In February 2013 Carl transferred to Sydney Southern Region headquarters to put into practice the emergency management training he recieved while doing an Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management).
Since then he has been heavily  involved in the training environment as well as the Flood Rescue management for the  region. Carl is married to a volunteer he met at Fairfield unit and has 2 children.

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Robyn Moore is a multi-skilled Communicator who has been changing peoples’ perception through the power of the word for over 40 years.
She has sold millions of dollars’ worth of products for thousands of Australian companies, entertained millions of Australians in this country’s longest running radio comedy, enchanted children in an animation series that was seen in 70 countries and is considered to be one of our top speakers at national and international conferences.
Robyn was the National Communicator of the Year is an Australia Day Ambassador for the Australia Day Council and the Australian Childhood Foundation and is a National Patron of Make-A-Wish Australia.
She claims to have been in every home in Australia - although no-one here will have a clue who she is...until she speaks.

ROBYN MOORE

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Anthorr has been in the NSW SES for almost 8 and half years he has held different positions in operations, logistics as well as incident control management and is currently one of the Deputy Local Controllers of the Goulburn unit. He has been deployed to QLD 2010 (Cyclone Yasi) as part of Taskforce Foxtrot and to the Blue Mountains in support of the bushfires in October 2013. He was recently deployed as the local incident controller to Port Stephens in 2015 during the east coast low that devastated the Hunter Region and northern Sydney where he managed a massive 900+ RFA response.

Anthorr holds a Masters of International Law and Administration and has worked as a Commonwealth public servant for the last 28 years. He was one of the architects of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (disbanded 2015) medallic awards and recognition framework. He is also very active in a volunteer support role to the various charities and support organisations for law enforcement officers and their families.

Chris Cleary

VOLUNTEER

David King ESM

VOLUNTEER@

Hawkesbury UNIT

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David King E.S.M is a Deputy Controller in the Hawkesbury Unit. David joined the NSW SES back in 1977 and will next year celebrate forty years’ service.

David is an active rescue operator in the busiest SES GLR unit in the State. David has authored many of the NSW SES training manuals; including road crash rescue, drive vehicles under operational conditions, flood rescue awareness, L1 & L3 flood rescue, industrial and domestic rescue, and more recently Large Animal Rescue Operations  (LARO).

David is a passionate advocate for Large Animal Rescue training and is assisting develop and build operational capability to support large animal rescue operations in NSW and interstate. 

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Erin Pogmore

VOLUNTEER@ Bankstown UNIT

Anthorr Nomchong

VOLUNTEER@

Goulburn UNIT

Wayne Pearce is one of Australia’s most respected and highest profile Rugby League identities who represented and captained the Balmain Tigers, New South Wales and Australia between 1980 and 1990. In 1988, whilst still a current player he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to Rugby League and the community. With a passion for unlocking the mystery peak performance, Wayne has engaged in extensive University and post graduate research during his playing and coaching career. Widely acknowledged as an innovator, Wayne retired from footy coaching in 2001 and took his expertise to the corporate world where he has developed an outstanding reputation as a peak performance facilitator and coach. He continues to be heavily involved in Rugby League in his role as an Australian Rugby League Commissioner overseeing whole of game governance for the code of Rugby League in Australia

ROBYN MOORE

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Robyn Moore is a multi-skilled Communicator who has been changing peoples’ perception through the power of the word for over 40 years.
She has sold millions of dollars’ worth of products for thousands of Australian companies, entertained millions of Australians in this country’s longest running radio comedy, enchanted children in an animation series that was seen in 70 countries and is considered to be one of our top speakers at national and international conferences.
Robyn was the National Communicator of the Year is an Australia Day Ambassador for the Australia Day Council and the Australian Childhood Foundation and is a National Patron of Make-A-Wish Australia.
She claims to have been in every home in Australia - although no-one here will have a clue who she is...until she speaks.

CHARLIE MOIR ESM

PRESIDENT@ NSW SES VOLUNTEERS ASSOCIATION

Charlie Moir has volunteered with the NSW State Emergency Service since 1972. 

When the Volunteers Association was formed in 1998, Charlie jumped at the chance to be involved as the Secretary in 2006 and within 4 years became the President in2010.

Since this time, he has professionalised the Association, increased annual benefits provided to members including welfare support, mental health services, grievance and complaint resolution, unit grants, personal professional development scholarships as well as sponsorship for attendance at conferences, training and opportunities for Members to learn current best practice across all aspects of volunteering with the SES- corporate and operational.

Charlie has also been the driving force behind the first Volunteer Charter- an agreement between the NSW Government, the NSW SES and the Volunteers Association.

 

HON. DAVID ELLIOTT

MINISTER EMERGENCY SERVICES

Mr Elliott was born in Bankstown in Sydney’s west and attended the Christian Community High School before completing a Bachelor of Arts (History and Asian Studies), a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy and a Master of Arts (Communications).

He worked for former federal MPs Bronwyn Bishop and Former Prime Minister John Howard before starting work in the NSW Police media unit in 1993 and two years later being commissioned into the Army. He then joined the staff of then NSW Opposition Leader Peter Collins before becoming the national campaign director for Australians for a Constitutional Monarchy and also serving with peacekeeping forces in Bougainville.

On his return to Australia, Mr Elliott joined the Australian Hotels Association and served as the NSW Deputy Chief Executive until January 2008. He was then the Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Contractors Federation (NSW) until his election to NSW Parliament.

David has proudly served as the Member for Baulkham Hills since 2011 and has also held the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier for Youth, Homelessness and the Centenary of ANZAC.

He lives in Kellyville and is married to Nicole and they have two sons.

GREG NEWTON

A/COMMISSIONER @

NSW SES

Greg joined the staff of NSW SES as an Assistant Commissioner in 2010 and was appointed Deputy Commissioner in May 2015.

Prior to this he had served 23 years as a NSW SES volunteer with the Queanbeyan Unit, the last five years of which he was Local Controller. Before 2010, Greg was employed at a senior level in the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety,

worked for the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department and was an Executive Teacher in ACT Schools. Greg has a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University, a Graduate Diploma in Education from Latrobe University and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management from the

Australian Institute of Police Management. Greg is currently working toward a Master of Public Administration at Sydney University.

ERIN SMITH

VOLUNTEER@ St Georges Basin Unit

Erin joined the SES in 2003 at Wagga Wagga and since then has served at Nowra and then as a founding member of St Georges Basin Unit, becoming Unit Controller in late 2015. 

Trained as an Environmental Manager, Erin completed post graduate studies in teaching and stayed on at La Trobe University educating school groups and designing education spaces for a number of years, before moving to NSW permanently.  Here Erin worked training young people from often challenging backgrounds through Conservation Volunteers Australia’s Green Army program.   Currently she works as a Bushcare Volunteer group Supervisor and as a Coastal Environments Project Manager and in her spare time trains an accredited hospital visit therapy dog.   Erin has a great interest in community engagement and education, the value of critical reflection and a belief in the importance of empowering others to do for themselves.

SHANNON CROFTON

VOLUNTEER@ Sydney Southern Region HQ

Shannon has been a member of the NSW SES for 27 years. He has acted in and held most roles in the volunteering field up to Unit Controller as well as Region Controller in the paid capacity of the Service.

Shannon’s passion for flood rescue and its development has seen him become one of the worlds experts in this field. He has trained agencies internationally in the management and use of  helicopters for flood rescue. He has studied flood response and management formally through the University of Lancashire and has advised in areas of operational training, response, capability and spoken in the USA, UK, Canada, Phillippines, Indonesia, NZ, Oman, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Shannon remains focussed on supporting volunteers where he is the founding volunteer member on the Volunteer Joint Consultative Council (VJCC) along with assisting volunteers through the NSW SES Volunteers Association.

Shannon is currently a volunteer at Sydney Southern Region whilst working at Fire and Rescue NSW in the Counter Terrorism and Aviation Unit.

CARL MANNING

VOLUNTEER@ Sydney Southern Region HQ

Carl has been an SES volunteer for over 9 years. 
He started out in Fairfield Unit in the Sydney Southern Region in January 2007 and was just in time to assist with the June 2007 storms that hit the east coast, causing widespread damage. For this storm Carl was deployed out of area to assist Waverly Wollara Unit and Gosford unit for a few days. 
In February 2013 Carl transferred to Sydney Southern Region headquarters to put into practice the emergency management training he recieved while doing an Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management).
Since then he has been heavily  involved in the training environment as well as the Flood Rescue management for the  region. Carl is married to a volunteer he met at Fairfield unit and has 2 children.

JIM PULLIN ESM

VOLUNTEER@ Sutherland Unit

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Anthorr Nomchong

VOLUNTEER@

Goulburn Unit

Anthorr has been in the NSW SES for almost 8 and half years he has held different positions in operations, logistics as well as incident control management and is currently one of the Deputy Local Controllers of the Goulburn unit. He has been deployed to QLD 2010 (Cyclone Yasi) as part of Taskforce Foxtrot and to the Blue Mountains in support of the bushfires in October 2013. He was recently deployed as the local incident controller to Port Stephens in 2015 during the east coast low that devastated the Hunter Region and northern Sydney where he managed a massive 900+ RFA response.

Anthorr holds a Masters of International Law and Administration and has worked as a Commonwealth public servant for the last 28 years. He was one of the architects of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (disbanded 2015) medallic awards and recognition framework. He is also very active in a volunteer support role to the various charities and support organisations for law enforcement officers and their families.

Chris Cleary

VOLUNTEER@ The Hills Unit

Chris Cleary is a volunteer with The Hills SES unit, in Sydney Western, but she is also the founder of Western Sydney-based aid project, StreetMed.

Founded in August 2014, StreetMed was driven by a need to help society’s most vulnerable. 

Chris leads the StreetMed volunteers in the provision of street level first aid, mental health and advocacy for the homeless and at risk in Western Sydney, as well as bringing together charities with the common goal of helping society’s forgotten and neglected, providing mental health and physical first aid as well security and dignity.

She achieves this through successful partnerships with like-minded people and organisations.

Chris’s contributions were recognised through the 2016 Go West Awards, where she was the recipient of the Community Award.

David King ESM

VOLUNTEER@

Hawkesbury Unit

David King E.S.M is a Deputy Controller in the Hawkesbury Unit. David joined the NSW SES back in 1977 and will next year celebrate forty years’ service.

David is an active rescue operator in the busiest SES GLR unit in the State. David has authored many of the NSW SES training manuals; including road crash rescue, drive vehicles under operational conditions, flood rescue awareness, L1 & L3 flood rescue, industrial and domestic rescue, and more recently Large Animal Rescue Operations  (LARO).

David is a passionate advocate for Large Animal Rescue training and is assisting develop and build operational capability to support large animal rescue operations in NSW and interstate. 

Erin Pogmore

VOLUNTEER@ Bankstown Unit

Erin Pogmore has been a volunteer with the NSW SES for the past 12 years. Erin worked in a full time capacity for the NSW SES at SHQ in Wollongong as the Website and Corporate Profiling Co-ordinator. She was regularly seen working in the media unit and developing this capability in both her staffing and voluntary roles.  Erin's work in media saw herrecognised with an EMPA (Emergency Media and Public Affairs) Scholarship.

Erin currently serves as an operation Firefighter with Fire and Rescue NSW whilst remaining an volunteer and Flood Rescue Technician at the Bankstown SES Unit.
Erin's study was recognised worldwide and she has presented her studies as a keynote speaker to various international bodies such as the Helicopter Industry Association (HIA) in Forth Worth, Texas. 

Erin was also an author of the Roadshow Report, the single largest report ever undertaken by the NSW SES and the Volunteer's Association.
 Erin has been recognised by the United States of America for her research into the safety and training of emergency services where she received the Special Commendation Medal.

Patricia Orchard

VOLUNTEER@ Tamworth Unit

Upon joining the NSW SESVA in 2011, I could never have imagined the journey that was ahead. In 2014 I was elected to the position of Namoi Region Representative. It was not the most ideal time for me to take up this challenge, having lost my 22 year old son to suicide just six months earlier, but the door had opened and I decided to step through it.

Through my association with the NSW SESVA, I have been privileged to support members, and their families, who were in need of assistance for many reasons across the Namoi Region, providing physical, financial and emotional support.

During November 2015, I was elected onto the Board of Directors. Through this position I continue to work on supporting members with their health and wellbeing needs.

Kristine McDonald

VOLUNTEER@ Tweed Heads Unit

Starting with the NSW State Emergency Service with Port Macquarie Unit in 1997, Kristine McDonald has been actively involved with all NSW SES field operations including traveling to Sydney several time to assist with the Sydney Hail Storms.

 

She had a ten year break in service while living in Queensland; however she re-joined the Service in 2009 when she moved to Tweed Heads.

 

She retrained in all aspects of field and operations and became a dual member with Tweed Coast Unit. Seeing a shortfall in trainers she obtained her Certificate IV Trainer and Assessor qualification to train volunteers joining the Service.

 

She was appointed as the Unit Controller for Tweed Coast and was lucky enough to officiate the official opening of the Tweed Coast Unit in 2012.

 

She was appointed as the Tweed Heads Unit Controller in 2013. 

Brett Johnson

VOLUNTEER@ Sutherland Unit

Brett Johnson has been a volunteer with the NSW SES for six years in the Sydney Southern Region.

He has been a Flood Rescue operator for the past five years, with a number of deployments across the state from the 2011 flood event in western NSW to the most recent East Coast Low event on June 5th, 2016.

For the last 12 months Brett has been the Flood Rescue Officer of Sutherland Unit, leading a team of 14 Flood Rescue operators. 

 

Brett is currently studying a Bachelor of Emergency Management through Charles Sturt University.