Paul de Mar

For the last 17 years Paul has worked with consulting firm GHD providing bushfire management consulting services. He has undertaken a wide range of consultancies principally for major land management agencies, undertaking projects across Australia and at national level. Projects include State-wide and regional reviews of bushfire risk and agency capacity to manage the risk; reviews of fire response systems and capabilities; reviews of bushfire risk management planning systems, national and state-wide reviews of bushfire risk mitigation programs, best practice reviews and development of national guidelines for prescribed burning, facilitation of post-incident debriefs and interviews for high-consequence fire events, and provision of expert witness services for legal proceedings involving bushfires. He has undertaken an extensive portfolio of consultancy work relating to the recognition and management of hazardous trees.