Alistair Dawson APM

Alistair Dawson APM

On 6 February 2020, Alistair was appointed Queensland’s new Inspector-General Emergency Management.  Alistair has a keen passion for disaster management to drive continuous improvement in Queensland’s disaster preparedness, planning, response and recovery.

He brings over 40 years’ policing experience in both London and Queensland to the role as Inspector-General.  Alistair has had a career of more than 38 years in police and emergency management in Queensland.

As a former Chair of the State Disaster Coordination Group, Alistair has played a lead role in coordinating the whole of government response to several complex disaster events across Queensland.

Alistair holds a Master of Business Administration, an Executive Master Public Administration, a Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership and a Diploma of Public Safety (Police Search and Rescue Coordination). In 2010, he was awarded the Australian Police Medal, Alistair also has been awarded the National Emergency Medal for Queensland 2010-2011.

As Queensland’s Inspector-General Emergency Management, Alistair is committed to working with the disaster management sector to ensure ongoing co-design, collaboration and cooperation between local, state, interstate and federal agencies.



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