Brett Loughlin - AFSM GAICD

Chief Officer, SA Country Fire Service

Brett started with the South Australian CFS in 2015, when he took up the post of Region 1 Commander. Since that time, Brett went on to perform the role of Director, Preparedness Operations and Director, Regional Operations, CFS Executive Director, Operations and was appointed CFS Chief Officer in September 2022.

Prior to joining CFS, Brett served with NSW RFS for over 10 years, in that time he worked in the Northern NSW and led the Namoi/Gwydir (North West NSW encompassing Narrabri and Moree) and Mid North Coast (Coffs Harbour) Teams. These were demanding and dynamic roles in which Brett delivered strong support across regional farming areas, and managing issues associated with large population centres, both areas frequently dealt with significant complex incidents Additionally Brett deployed to numerous large campaign fires across the country, including SA’s Sampson Flat 2015 fire where he first observed the critical work of CFS volunteers.