Manager Planned Burning, Parks Victoria
About Jill Read
Jill Read is the Parks Victoria state-wide manager for planned burning. Jill works in partnership with the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning, as part of Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMV), and provides leadership in Parks Victoria for the development and implementation of the planned burn program and other fuel management activities. Jill is part of the FFMV State Planned Burn Coordination team that supports the planning and delivery of Victoria’s extensive public land planned burn program. Jill is also a fire behaviour analyst with multiple international deployments. With a background in science and fire ecology Jill has played a lead role in Victoria in the application of fire science for improved ecological outcomes. In 2014 Jill received the Australian Fire Services Medal for her major contribution to the planning and implementation of ecologically based fire management in Victoria.