Brenton has been co-chair of EMSINA for almost 3 years and an active member for six years. His current role of Team Leader Systems Spatial and Data involves managing a small team of spatial professionals to develop and improve spatial systems for NPWS fire and incident management. He is a trained fire fighter and part of a team that trains NPWS Air Observers to use technology effectively to feed aerial intelligence back to Incident Management Teams and firefighters on the ground.
Brenton has approximately 25 years’ experience working within and for government agencies in land and emergency management roles. After beginning his career with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in Victoria in 1996, he first joined the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service in 1998 as a wilderness project officer working in Coffs Harbour. After a brief stint contracting to the Commonwealth Dept of Urban Affairs and Planning as an air photograph interpreter, he re-joined NPWS in Queanbeyan as a rare plants officer and then GIS officer. Brenton provided spatial support on the Western Regional Assessment in Dubbo before moving to the NSW north coast in 2001, where he worked as a Senior Technical Officer for both Mid North Coast Region and the Marine Parks Authority before commencing his current role. Brenton has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Management from Deakin University.