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Resignation of CEO Mick Bourke

By: Claire Higgins

  3.30 PM 9 February, 2015

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Today I have accepted the resignation of Mick Bourke as Chief Executive Officer of CFA.

Mick has led the organisation for the last six years through a period of enormous change and challenges including the post- Black Saturday response, the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission and the government’s emergency management reforms. Mick is well-respected for his work within the emergency management sector as a leader and a professional.

Mick has made significant inroads into CFA’s cultural change program which will meet the challenges of the future and I’m confident this work will continue. He has now decided to pursue other challenges.
I have enjoyed working with Mick who demonstrated a commitment and enthusiasm to working with CFA and its people.

Mick has expressed to me his gratitude to the Board for all their support and to the Executive Leadership Team for their hard work and commitment.

He would especially like to thank CFA volunteers and those who support them for all the work that they do for the Victorian community.

Michael Wootten will act as the interim CEO until further arrangements are made. I would ask that you give him your full support through this time of change.


Claire Higgins

Last Updated: 10 December 2015