Director, Fire and Rescue Service commencing 05 September 2011.
Steve commenced his fire service career in 1977 and was appointed to his current position of Assistant Commissioner Rural Operations in 2006.
In this position he has State responsibility and provides leadership to the Rural Fire Service and its 34,000 volunteers.
Steve was awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) in 2005 for his leadership in advancing the portfolios of training, community safety and officer development.
He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a Graduate of the Institute of Fire Engineers and holds postgraduate qualifications in Applied Management and Leadership along with a Diploma in Business Management.