Andrew Crisp APM is Victoria’s Emergency Management Commissioner. The Emergency Management Commissioner has responsibility for coordination before, during and after major emergencies, including the management of consequences of an emergency.
During his career, which includes experience in senior emergency management and policing leadership positions, Andrew has developed a passion for community safety across metropolitan and regional Victoria and while working overseas in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste.
He has been involved in responses to a number of major incidents, such as the Ash Wednesday Bushfires, the 2009 Victorian Bushfires, Christchurch earthquake, Queensland floods and the 2017 Bourke Street Tragedy.
Andrew has, and continues to, work closely with emergency management organisations, agencies, government departments, and communities, focusing on building and maintaining strong relationships and capability across the emergency management sector.
He is passionate about connecting communities, with a focus on building an emergency management sector that is sustainable, and reflects and meets the needs of communities.
Advocating for people and communities has, and will always be, a priority for him. Andrew believes everyone has valued perspectives and a positive contribution to make. He is committed to learning and listening so our emergency management sector and communities can work together to keep people safe.
Andrew Crisp is a Member of the Champions of Change Fire & Emergency Group which was established in 2017 in partnership with the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authorities Council (AFAC). The group includes Chief Executives and Commissioners leading more than 30 agencies responsible for fire, emergency and land management services across Australia and New Zealand. The group is committed to advancing gender equity, inclusive cultures and achieving significant and sustainable improvements in the representation of women in their workplaces.