State Manager South Australia, Bureau of Meteorology
About John Nairn
Since joining the Bureau in 1980 John has pursued client focused deployments in Antarctic operations, Australian severe weather, specialised operations at Sydney Airport, Sydney Olympic and Paralympic Games, and multiple interstate bushfire emergencies apart from operational forecaster roles in Northern Territory, Victoria, NSW and South Australia. John's has extended South Australian services to include embedded fire and emergency services, and targeted briefings for industry (including energy and wine). John has developed the Bureau’s national heatwave service and is collaborating with international heatwave service partners. National and international partnerships have benefited from a Churchill Fellowship on heatwaves, visiting the UK, Germany and USA in 2013. John has an MBA, Dip Ed and a BSc Hon in Meteorology and Oceanography, is a member AICD and is undertaking a part time PhD (heatwaves).