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Wendy Graham

Director - Resilience And Recovery, Office Of Emergency Management

About Wendy Graham

Wendy is the Director of Resilience and Recovery in the NSW Office of Emergency Management. She has provided strategic leadership and cross government recovery coordination in numerous disaster events over the last 14 years. Major recovery operations include the Tathra Bushfire 2018, Northern Rivers Flooding Ex Cyclone Debbie 2017, NSW Western Fires 2017, Lindt Cafe Siege 2014, Warrumbungle and Blue Mountains Bushfires 2013, and Hunter/Newcastle “Pasha Bulka” Storms 2007. Wendy has been responsible for the development of disaster resilience strategy in NSW and established the NSW Community Resilience Innovation Program, a grants program designed to resource local grass roots community disaster resilience initiatives. Wendy also established “Get Ready NSW” an all-hazards community preparedness initiative that provides resources to councils, community services and businesses to build resilience in their local communities. Wendy is a Winston Churchill Fellow and researched disaster recovery programs and community resilience in the international setting. This experience continues to inform her practice and passion in working with disaster affected communities.

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