Euan Ferguson (Chair)
Euan is a forester and fire/emergency manager with more than 40 years experience.
Prior to retiring in 2010, Euan was the Chief Officer of Victoria’s Country Fire Authority (CFA) for five years (2020-2025); and Chief Officer and CEO of the South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) for nine years (20021-2010).
Recent executive roles include acting as the Community Recovery Coordinator for the 2019/20 Northern NSW Bushfires; for the March 2018 Tathra (NSW) bushfire recovery and Recovery Coordinator for the April 2017 Northern Rivers (NSW) floods.
In 2017, Euan was appointed Special Inquirer into the January 2016 Waroona (W.A.) bushfire which re-framed rural fire management in W.A.
Euan is a former Vice President of the International Association of Wildland Fire; a Director on the North East (Vic) Catchment Management Authority and Chair of NECMA’s Audit and Risk Committee; a former Co-Chair of the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety International Liaison Committee. Euan is a Registered Forestry Professional and sits on Forestry Australia’s Forest Fire Management Committee.
Euan and his wife Kristin reside at, and manage, a 900 ha mixed grain farm located at Woosang between Wedderburn and Charlton in north west Victoria.
Since 2010, Euan has been the Principal Consultant and Director of Euan Ferguson Pty Ltd.