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Gary Morgan AM
Gary Morgan AM
Release date
30 Jan 2018

Australia Day honours for research trailblazer

Former Bushfire CRC CEO Gary Morgan was recognised for his significant service to the community with an Australia Day honour last week. Becoming a member of the Order of Australia (AM), Gary was awarded for his significant service to the community through emergency response organisations, and to forest and fire research and management. 

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC CEO Dr Richard Thornton said the acknowledged was well-deserved.

“Gary was integral to research, land management and fire and emergency services for many years, and to be recognised with an AM is fantastic. The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC would not be in the position we are in today without the concerted efforts of Gary.  

“Congratulations to Gary from all at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC,” Dr Thornton said.

Gary was the CEO of the Bushfire CRC from 2007 until it wound up in 2014. Prior to this he was the Chief Fire Officer at Victoria’s Department of Sustainability and Environment, from 1996 to 2005.

The 2018 Australia Day Honours List is available on the Governor-General’s website.

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