Chief Executive Officer
Jim commenced as CEO on 28 April 2014. Jim joins us most recently from the Victorian Department of Human Services and was previously the Commissioner of the Queensland Ambulance Service, where he worked for 13 years
Acting Chief Officer
Paul Stacchino joined MFB in 2010 as a Deputy Chief Officer and is currently MFB's Acting Chief Officer.
Paul has more than 35 years of emergency management experience, working in three fire agencies in two states of Australia and in North America. Previously a CFA Regional Manager in the Barwon Southwest Region, Paul has held roles in middle and senior management positions in the CFA and in the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Director Office of the CEO
The Director Office of the CEO is a critically important role, enabling the CEO to work most effectively with internal and external stakeholders to fulfil his commitments to the MFB Board. This highly strategic and facilitative role maximises the effectiveness of CEO’s Office through proactive identification of issues that could impact the successful execution of the CEO’s commitments, framing and positioning ideas to resolve problems and mitigate risks.
The role is also responsible for independent leadership of special CEO-initiated projects and as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the role works with others across all directorates to achieve positive organisational outcomes, consistent with MFB’s legislative obligations and MFB Plan deliverables.
Executive Director Corporate Governance and Corporate Secretary
Corporate Governance contributes to the MFB key strategic and organisational objectives by managing a number of core operational and advisory functions. The Corporate Governance Directorate leads the Legal Services Department, Ethical Standards Department, Board secretariat function, Procurement, and Governance and Business Assurance.
Acting Executive Director Emergency Management
A/DCO Mark Swiney
Emergency Management develops policies, standards and procedures to achieve service delivery. It also reviews, improves, develops, and delivers programs and services across MFB activities to ensure statutory compliance.
Executive Director People and Culture
People and Culture leads strategy development and implementation to ensure MFB has a highly skilled, engaged, and adaptable workforce. It supports the organisation in building a high-performance, accountable MFB culture. People and Culture includes the Human Resources, Work Health and Safety, Workplace Relations and Media and Communications functions.
Executive Director Corporate Services
Corporate Services provides advice and support in finance, strategic planning, business performance reporting, information technology, and project management, enabling MFB to deliver key organisational objectives.
The Corporate Services Directorate also encompasses MFB’s property, assets services, and fleet services, responsible for the maintenance and improvement of the physical assets held by the MFB. This includes the land, buildings, response vehicles and equipment. In addition, Corporate Services manages the commercial arm of the business, Fire Equipment Services (FES) that contribute to the financial sustainability of the organisation.
Executive Director Organisational Learning and Development
Greg Leach, DCO
The Organisational Learning and Development Directorate comprises the Operations Training Department and the Technical Operations Department. Operations Training delivers operational training across MFB from recruit-level through to specialist operations and promotional courses.
The Technical Operations Department includes the various specialist rescue functions of the Brigade, along with Emergency Medical Response (EMR) and Marine Departments.
The Equipment & Resource Management Department also sits within Organisational Learning and Development. The Directorate, through the Operations Training Department, also manages and operates the State of the Art training facility at Craigieburn, known as the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC).
Regional Director North West Metro Region
David Bruce, DCO
The North West Metro Region works in partnership with Emergency Management to provide core MFB functions to the community. They also work closely with councils, regional emergency management forums, community groups, and the private sector to assess and manage risk, plan for potential events, and build community resilience.
Regional Director South East Metro Region
Adam Dalrymple, A/DCO
The South East Metro Region works in partnership with Emergency Management to provide core MFB functions to the community. They also work closely with councils, regional emergency management forums, community groups, and the private sector to assess and manage risk, plan for potential events, and build community resilience.