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John Fisher

Advisor Forestry and Wildfire
John has a rich 35-year background in forestry management and conservation. He has championed threatened species conservation in Victoria and New South Wales, harmonising forestry management with biodiversity conservation. His leadership roles include Deputy GM for NSW Forests, Regional Manager for the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service, and Manager Bushland for the City of Hobart. Here, he oversaw 4,700 hectares of reserves, tackling bushfire threats while maintaining diverse values. He holds a Bachelor of Science and postgraduate certifications in emergency management and leadership. He's also directed agency deployments to major incidents in Australia and North America.

Experience

  • Geoneon
    Hobart, Australia
    • Chief Technology Officer & Co-founder
      2022 -  Present
    • Co-chief Executive Officer & Co-founder
      2018 - 2022
  • Adjunct Senior Researcher
    University of Tasmania
    2023 - Present
    Hobart, Australia
  • Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Consultant
    Partnerships for Infrastructure
    2023 - Present
    Hobart, Australia
  • Senior Engineering Geologist & Team Lead
    NGI - Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
    2015 - 2018
    Perth, Australia
  • Research Fellow
    The University of Western Australia
    2010 - 2018
    Perth, Australia
  • Senior Engineering Geologist & Technical Authority
    Fugro
    2014 - 2015
    Perth, Australia
  • Micropalaeontologist
    Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP)
    2014
    Yokohama, Japan
  • Senior Engineering Geologist
    Advanced Geomechanics
    2011 - 2014
    Perth, Australia
  • Research Associate
    University of Lausanne - UNIL
    2004 - 2009
    Lausanne, Switzerland