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Gregor Manson walks out the door

By johnboy - 24 July 2009 12

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell, just two days ago announced he was “further strengthening” governance at the Emergency Services Authority.

This morning it’s man overboard as the Emergency Services Commissioner, Gregor Manson, resigned last night.

Simon is thanking Gregor for his efforts over the last three years.

UPDATED: The Liberals’ Brendan Smyth is having a good old gloat:

    “The farce of the last couple of weeks clearly shows how dysfunctional the ESA has become under stewardship of Mr Corbell,” Mr Smyth said.

    “In an attempt to salvage some credibility, a flustered Mr Corbell has gone around his Emergency Services Chief to make changes.

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12 Responses to
Gregor Manson walks out the door
Silentforce 9:53 pm 25 Jul 09

Does anyone wonder why CEOs of ACT Government departments or instrumentalities leave before their contract expires? Ask the ACT Auditor General.

TP 3000 12:07 am 25 Jul 09

My comments are the same way Thumper. I also know that it would be high unlikely that anyone would have complaints with the ESA Employee’s/Volunteers, management are another question.

Thumper 11:19 pm 24 Jul 09

I should add that anything I say is not in any way connected to ESA. And that I believe that ESA overall do a very good job in ensuring that the volunteer component is not only effective but also efficent and professional.

TP 3000 11:11 pm 24 Jul 09

From the minimal face to face I’ve had with Manson, he use to act a bit cocky towards Volunteers. He made me feel like he was better then the volunteers because he ran us.

Also he has never liked being told what to do by the Emergency Services Minister. But now that Manson has left & with the creation of 4 Chief Officers, maybe a ESA boss isn’t needed & just have the Chief Officers speak with the Emergency Services Minister. Surely that would help with the ESA’s budget.

Thumper 10:54 pm 24 Jul 09

Sorry, I mean, ‘the’ organisation, ie, agency, services, whatever you want to call it.

Thumper 10:53 pm 24 Jul 09

Got to disagree. I liked Dunn. I liked his attitude and his vision and I liked where he came from.

I also like the fact that he resigned as soon as the ACT government started telling him how to run our organisation.

kellogg 8:42 pm 24 Jul 09

Sorry, cannot agree with a word of the above. Manson was lost from the outset, mind you so was Dunn. The business model might not have been the best, and we can thank the politicians for that, but Dunn’s incompetence (and the old mates network of cronies he hired) was exceeded only by Manson’s ineffectiveness. I don’t believe any of the troops on the ground will miss him one bit. I hope they get rid of that lump of lard who does their promotions too. If ever there was a loser, he too is it. I don’t know where Corbell goes next with recruiting new service chiefs, which frankly is the only way to go.

andym 2:22 pm 24 Jul 09

Dont le the door hit you in the arse on the way out.

RayP 1:20 pm 24 Jul 09

Does anyone know whose advice Corbell was following when he decided to change the top structure for the Emergency Services Agency?

housebound 11:42 am 24 Jul 09

Possibly the happiest day of his life, getting out before the next fire season to leave behind an unsupportive boss to deal with it all.

I wonder if and when they’ll start advertising for a replacement.

Clown Killer 11:40 am 24 Jul 09

Gregor is quite a principled kind of bloke. He’s stood his ground / or walked (depending on he circumstances) before. Something must be up the upper eschelons of the ESA.

Gungahlin Al 10:34 am 24 Jul 09

In much the same way that pirates “walked” off gangplanks???

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