”Leadership During Emergency Operations” John Cawcutt AFSM - ’Influence Me’ - Leadership Podcast - Season 2 - Episode 3
In this rich and informative Podcast I discuss matters of leadership during emergency operations with John Cawcutt AFSM. John is an Assistant Commissioner with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services where he leads a multi-disciplinary team of over 1000 fire service officers, emergency managers and public service officers in the delivery of all-hazards prevention, preparedness and emergency response operations for Brisbane city and regional surrounds.
John has been a firefighter for over thirty five years and has served in metropolitan and regional centres in operational and management roles specialising in emergency response, risk and disaster management. In his operational and leadership capacity John has led multiple interstate and intrastate responses to emergencies of national importance and has frequently presented at both national and international conferences. John is an Australian Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Taskforce Leader and led disaster response teams to the Sumatran fires as well as to earthquakes in Padang, Indonesia and Christchurch, New Zealand.
He has represented Australia at numerous United Nations Search and Rescue meetings and is an international Classifier having assessed more than a dozen different countries. In addition, John was the official mentor for the Japan, New Zealand, USA and China international disaster response teams. John is a Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and has a broad range of academic qualifications that include a Masters in Public Administration, Masters in Leadership & Management (Policing), Graduate Diploma in Executive Leadership a Bachelor of Further Education & Training. John has sat on a number of humanitarian Boards and committees and among other awards was proud to receive the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) in the 2006 Queen's Birthday Honours list.