This week marks the 10th anniversary of the 2002 Bali Bombings, which killed 202 people including 88 Australians and 38 Indonesian citizens. While many lives were lost in what is considered to be the deadliest act of terrorism in the history of Indonesia, many lives were also saved thanks to the efforts of emergency workers who responded in the wake of the bombings.
One such worker was Peter Baines, an expert in safety and emergency management who spent 22 years with the NSW Police leading teams in response to acts of terrorism and natural disasters. Baines will open day three of the Safety Conference Sydney 2012 with a presentation on decision making and crisis management.
Having worked in such situations in Bali after the 2002 bombings, Thailand following the Boxing Day tsunami, Saudi Arabia following the floods in Jeddah and Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 2011, Baines is ideally placed to share unique insights into leadership in emergency situations and how to keep rescue workers safe and healthy.
There are many other great speakers lined up to present at the conference, including leadership expert Lisa McInnes-Smith, WorkCover NSW’s Jodie Deakes and Norton Rose’s Michael Tooma. Both myself and a number of SIA Board members will be in attendance, and I would welcome the opportunity to meet you at the Cocktail Networking Function on 24 October 2012 at the Pullman Hotel. For more information see the Safety Conference Sydney 2012 website – I look forward to seeing you there.