Chris Hardman

Chris Hardman is the Lead Executive Director, Forest and Fire Operations Division (FFOD), and Chief Fire Officer, Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic). Having worked for 32 years with Parks Victoria, Chris joined DELWP in August 2018. Chris is responsible for ensuring delivery of state forest management operations, and fire management operations on public land, leading the Forest and Fire Operations Division. Chris is also the lead for FFMVic’s command and control arrangements for fire and emergency response, along with fuel management operations. His division works across the department, with FFMVic partners, and with other fire and emergency management agencies to support the operational implementation.