Tony Pearce has been appointed as the inaugural Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM). 

A summary of the Victorian Government media release is below.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Tony Pearce has been appointed as Victoria's inaugural Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM). 

The Inspector-General is a key part of Victoria’s emergency management reforms, and will operate independently of Emergency Management Victoria and progressively monitor the performance of the emergency management sector and identify opportunities for improvement.

Mr Pearce has broad experience in emergency management and is widely respected within the sector in Victoria, Australia and internationally.

He is the former Director General of Emergency Management Australia where he coordinated the Australian Government’s response to numerous domestic and international emergencies, including the Black Saturday fires. This followed extensive Victorian experience working as the Deputy Commissioner in the Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner.

The Inspector-General’s work will help ensure the government and the community have confidence in the state’s emergency management arrangements.