November 2017

CFA was delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Paul Smith as Chief Executive Officer. He will commence the role in February 2018. Dr Smith is currently the Deputy Secretary for Energy, Environment and Climate Change within the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). He has held a range of leadership roles in the public sector and has significant experience in environmental management. Dr Smith has built successful relationships with DELWP’s many environment and land portfolio partners and with Victoria’s Networked Emergency Organisations. He also led the former DSE’s response to the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission. 

Dr Smith holds a Bachelor of Social Science and a PhD in Environmental Policy.