Stuart Ellis is an experienced leader in the emergency management sector and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AFAC in 2012. Stuart is focussed on national initiatives that progress the effectiveness and professional standing of fire and emergency services and has a focus on progressing an industry wide, integrated approach to emergency management.
Previously, Stuart Ellis was the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Officer of the South Australian Country Fire Service. In 2002 he established a consultancy company and has been involved in over 20 operational reviews including the Canberra Bushfires, the Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission and the operational response to the Christchurch Earthquake.
Prior to that Stuart was an Army Officer for 22 years serving with the Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. He was Commanding Officer at the Royal Military College, Duntroon and commanded an Australian contingent in Somalia in 1994. He became a Member of the Order of Australia in 1996.