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Message from the CEO

By: Frances Diver

Category: Other

  11.45 AM 28 June, 2016

Location: General

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Yesterday was my first day at CFA as Chief Executive Officer.

CFA is a highly-regarded organisation with a proud history, and it is an honour and a privilege to serve as CEO for an interim period. 

My background is in the health care system, where I began my career as a nurse and midwife until moving into roles within the broader health sector. In recent years I have worked as a senior executive in the Department of Health and Human Services.

As someone with extensive experience in hospital and ambulance services, I have had the opportunity to observe the way CFA responds to incidents in close tandem with other emergency services.

My focus over coming weeks and months will be to gain a better understanding of CFA and what support and resources you need to ensure you can continue to fulfil your roles safely and effectively.

Clearly this is a testing time for CFA, with a great deal of public scrutiny. This is understandably having an impact on volunteers and staff in all parts of the organisation, and I want to acknowledge the work and commitment of all staff and volunteers.

In the months ahead I look forward to speaking with volunteers, career firefighters and support staff across the state and learning more about CFA, its people, its operations and the communities it serves.

I am keen to hear from you directly via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Frances Diver


Last Updated: 04 July 2016