Collene Bremner commenced as the Executive Director of Bushfires NT in December 2016, prior to this she has worked in the Northern Territory Public Service for more than 20 years in various leadership roles across Government including leadership roles in emergency management and numerous emergency events.
Collene’s extensive career consists of appointments such as Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Emergency Management Recovery Sub-Committee and the NT representative on the Australian and New Zealand Emergency Management Committee, a board member of the National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC), and now a member of the Strategic Committee of NAFC under the auspices of AFAC.
Collene has been involved with the coordination of many local, national and international recovery efforts during this period. Collene has a Graduate Diploma of Public Sector Executive Management.
Collene Bremner 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.