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Board of Directors

 

All Directors are generally actively engaged in the fire protection industry, working for many of the major names in fire protection. They bring many years of knowledge and expertise to the Association, without personal financial gain.

 

Board members are not entitled to be remunerated for their participation on the FPA Australia Board but may be paid all travelling, hotel and other expenses properly incurred by them for attending and returning from meetings they attend outside of their state. Their participation on the Board of FPA Australia helps ensure its continued relevance and standing

 

The Board meets on a regular basis and many Directors are involved in various Technical Committees, Special Interest Groups, Australian Standards Committees, the annual Fire Australia Conference and Exhibition and many other fire protection activities throughout the year.

 

Download the full 2016 FPA Australia Board Meeting Schedule here. Download the Association's strategic plan 2015-18 here.

 

To contact the FPA Australia Board please email board@fpaa.com.au . If your email is intended for a particular board member, please specify this in the email subject line. 

 

FPA Australia Board of Directors  

 

Chris Orr 2013

National President - Chris Orr

 

Chris has a Master of Fire Safety Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Design for Bushfire Prone Areas, sits on a number of Standards Australia committees and brings to FPA Australia a wealth of knowledge on many facets of the industry.

Trevor Voevodin 2013

Senior Vice President - Trevor Voevodin

 

Trevor held the post of National President from 2012 to 2016. He has been involved in the fire protection industry since 1980. His roles have included State and Divisional Manager for large industry participants and in 1994 he founded Fire Service Professionals, a company that provides fire protection solutions for its customers. 

Rhondel Johannessen

Junior Vice President - Rhondel Johannessen

 

Rhondel holds a Master of Education and Diploma in OH&S.  She has been in the fire protection industry for over 15 years and is the Founder and Managing Director of DELTRA Australia, an RTO specialising in the delivery of Fire Safety Training.  Rhondel is involved in various committees within the industry.

 

 

 

Bill Lea 2013

Treasurer - Bill Lea

 

Bill's experience in the fire industry extends over 30 years. During this time he has established and operated several fire industry businesses. He is involved in several working groups to advance the fire protection industry educationally.

 

 

Graeme Thom 2013

Director -Graeme Thom

 

Graeme was a Fire Officer for 37 years and has been commanding officer on many types of incidents. He has chaired or represented fire services on various state and national committees including AFAC and Standards Committees. He has recently stepped down from the role of Brisbane City Fire Commander.

 

 

Alan Head

Director - Alan Wilson

 

Alan has over 40 years experience in the insurance industry, operating his own business for the last 30 years. He is a Senior Associate of the Australian & New Zealand Insurance Institute, a Qualified Practicing Insurance Broker and holds a Diploma in Financial Services (Insurance Broking). In 2012, Alan was awarded the inaugural National Insurance Brokers Association Broker of the Year award. In 2014 Alan was awarded the A.V Viscogliosi award, the most prestigious award given by FPA Austrlaia, in recognition of his contribution to the industry via the fire protection insurance scheme.

 

Hank Van Ravenstein 2013

Director - Hank Van Ravenstein

 

Hank is the Principal Manager on Fire Risk Management for the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services. He manages at a high level the fire risk management policy, strategy & principles and regulatory compliance. Hank represents the Department on several executive and other high-level discussions and committees on fire risk management. He holds an Executive Master of Public Administration which has further developed his ability in the formation of policies.

 

P Conway

Director - Patrick Conway

 

Patrick Conway is Electrically Trade qualified with a Bachelor of Business in Marketing and International Trade from Victoria University. He has extensive experience with in the Fire Industry that has included senior business development/sales management roles with UTC, and is currently the ANZ Sales Director for Tyco Fire Protection Products (TFPP).

 

Graham Harris 2013

Director - Graham Harris

 

Graham retired from Chubb Fire having worked for 28 years across a number of roles, his final position being Director, Products and Consumer. His experience gives him a variety of perspectives and sound technical, commercial and financial experience.

 

 

 

Scott Williams 2013

Chief Executive Officer - Scott Williams


Scott is the Chief Executive Officer of FPA Australia and has a managerial / executive background in the Technology, Marine / Shipping and Service industry. Scott is integrated across the Fire Protection industry sitting on various boards, working groups and committees.

 

 

For more information about the operation of the Board of Directors please contact the FPA Australia National Office.