Sandra Whight

Sandra is the Executive Director of National Capability at AFAC. She is also a non-executive Director on the Natural Hazards Research Australia Board. She has nearly 30 years of operational emergency management experience, starting in land management and as a remote area firefighter, becoming fire behaviour and bushfire risk specialist, and then leading initiatives and significant change at organisational, state and national levels. Sandy is passionate about using science and contemporary research, and risk-based approaches to shape policy and prepare communities to be resilient and safer from the impacts of fire and other hazards.