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Andrew Gissing

General Manager – Resilience

Andrew is a nationally recognised risk and resilience expert. He works with government, business and not-for-profits to make our communities safer.

Andrew has over 15 years emergency management experience, including in senior executive roles. Andrew is an emergency risk management and resilience expert. He previously held the position of Deputy Chief Officer / Director Emergency Management and Communication with the Victoria State Emergency Service and, before joining Risk Frontiers, was the Director Enterprise Risk Management at the Department of Family and Community Services.

Andrew leads our risk and resilience group and works with Risk Frontiers’ clients to enhance their ability to manage risk and engage effectively with stakeholders. Most recently he has led engagements to assist Government agencies to better understand management practices in relation to catastrophic disasters, develop emergency risk management frameworks and improve community engagement practices. He has recently contributed to World Health Organisation and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society publications on disaster resilience.

Andrew holds Masters (Hons) of Science and Bachelors of Economics degrees, and is the author of some thirty journal and conference papers. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a certified business continuity practitioner.