26 April 2019

ESA Commissioner bound for South Australia

| Ian Bushnell
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ESA Commissioner Dom Lane with Minister Mick Gentleman.

ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) Commissioner Dom Lane is leaving the ACT after six and a half years at the helm of the Territory’s fire and ambulance services.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman said Mr Lane would be taking up the role of Chief Executive of the South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission.

Mr Gentleman said Mr Lane has done an outstanding job equipping the ACT’s emergency services for current and future challenges, and this had resulted in an approach from the South Australian Government.

He said Mr Lane had led the emergency services through a process of organisational and cultural change, and his dedication had resulted in a high-performing, community focused organisation that delivered high quality services to the ACT.

“Under Dom’s leadership, the ESA has continued to be one of the highest performing emergency services agencies in the nation year-on-year, consistently delivering the fastest ambulance and fire response times,” he said.

“After six and a half years of protecting the people of Canberra, Dom considers it’s time for a new challenge. I’ve no doubt Dom will be a tremendous asset for the people of South Australia, as he has been for the ACT.

“Perhaps the greatest measure of a leader is leaving their organisation better than when they arrived. Dom has achieved this and leaves the ESA in a very strong position for future growth.

“We sincerely thank him for his contribution to the ACT and for leadership as Commissioner. I, along with the ACT Government, wish Dom a successful future as he progresses his career.”

An acting Commissioner will be appointed until a recruitment process takes place to ensure continuity and aid the transition of a new permanent Commissioner.

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Capital Retro8:32 am 26 Apr 19

I hope Dom Lane fixes the ESA website before he leaves. There hasn’t been an incident reported for at least a week.

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