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Craig Lapsley


Craig Lapsley is Victoria’s inaugural Emergency Management Commissioner, in place since July 2014. The Emergency Management Commissioner has overall responsibility for coordination before, during and after major emergencies including management of consequences of an emergency.

In 2010, Craig was appointed as Victoria’s first and only Fire Services Commissioner after 30 years in Australian emergency management. His previous roles include his appointment in 2007 as Director Emergency Management – Health and Human Services, with responsibility for the health sector emergency response to major incidents.

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