STEWART DAVIES – QSM
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ADVISOR
Stewart has a wealth of experience in Emergency Management in many areas including over 30 years with the New Zealand Police involving a number of portfolios at a Senior level. One of the main portfolios was that of Search and Rescue Co-Ordinator for the Palmerston North Police District. This continued until his retirement and he continued his involvement with Search and Rescue with Land Sar as a volunteer. Other Emergency Management experience involved many years in Local Government., Tertiary and Rural Fire Sectors. Stewart continues to have an interest in the Rescue Helicopter sector.
The focus for Stewart is in supporting communities and businesses to become more resilient to the many challenges New Zealand faces on a regular basis by way of Emergency events. These might range from minor events that are over in number of days or to long term events such as the Covid -19 Pandemic event that New Zealand and the world is currently facing. To become more resilient practical training sessions on a regular basis are the best way to manage such Emergency events.
The importance of good relationships and communication is one of the key strengths that Stewart brings and by empowering communities and businesses to become resilient we are all able as New Zealanders collectively to have a level of assurance that we live in a great place.