TDHS AGM Stephen Griffin

SES boss to speak at TDHS AGM | Nov 15

The boss of the Victorian State Emergency Service will be the special guest speaker at Timboon and District Healthcare Service’s (TDHS) AGM next Thursday.

Victorian SES chief executive officer Stephen Griffin is hoping to attract strong numbers to the AGM where the fast approaching fire season will take centre stage.

Board Chair Maryanne Puli Vogels said the region was still recovering from the St Patricks Day fires and the AGM would be a great opportunity to hear from Mr Griffin.

“Stephen has so much management experience and since 2014 he has been the CEO of the SES and that must be a mammoth responsibility,” she said.

“We’re coming into another fire season holding our breaths that our communities escape further heartache. Unfortunately, emergencies are something we all encounter in our lives.

“It’s not just fires of course – our road toll sadly rises over the Summer period and the SES and its amazing volunteers have to deal with all manner of emergencies.”

Ms Puli Vogels said Mr Griffin started his professional career as a secondary school teacher before joining the City of Melbourne in 1986.

“He worked his way up through various management positions in recreation, home and community care and general management before taking a position with Werribee – Wyndham City Council prior to Council amalgamations,” she said.

“He managed the areas of recreation and enterprise support before becoming the director of corporate services in a period when the population of Werribee grew eight per cent every year and was one of the fastest growing municipalities in the country.”

Ms Puli Vogels said Mr Griffin completed his Masters of Business Management and in 2007 took up a director’s role at the City of Greater Geelong where he became the CEO two years later.

“Stephen has so much experience that is relevant to Timboon and District Healthcare Service in relation to community health, governance and management and I’m delighted he’s coming to share some of that with us next week,” she said.

“I encourage as many people as possible to come along to our AGM to hear from Stephen, but to also play an active role in the sustainable and prosperous future of our organisation.”

The Timboon and District Healthcare Service Annual General Meeting will commence at 7.30pm on Thursday, November 15 in the Conference Room, 21 Hospital Road, Timboon.

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