Andrew and Josh are passionate about changing the culture of disasters, encouraging those within the sector to broaden their horizons and attracting new talent into disaster related careers.
Both Andrew and Josh started volunteering in emergency management while studying engineering at university. They were intrigued by the impact of disasters on the built environment and what could be done to reduce the exposure of communities to disasters. Josh and Andrew have worked across the emergency management spectrum including community preparedness, strategy, media and disaster recovery related roles. They share a passion to build stronger communities by mobilising residents during disasters, and attract more career staff to roles in emergency management.
Josh has qualifications in environmental engineering and disaster risk reduction, while Andrew has qualifications in civil engineering, commerce and disaster risk reduction.