Trevor Howard

Board Member
Trevor Howard Retired, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Western Australia Commencing in forestry in 1975, Trevor has extensive experience in land, fire and emergency management across several states including the Northern Territory, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.  His career has included forest and rangeland fires, operational, incident management and strategic command roles, engaging with remote Aboriginal communities, and working at regional, state and national levels.  Trevor is a former member of the National Council of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, as well as the North Australia Fire Managers Group which brings together land management agencies and emergency services from several jurisdictions.  He has also chaired the Fire Aviation Subcommittee of the Interagency Bushfire Operations Committee in Western Australia.  With expertise in prescribed burning and the management of risk, Trevor has provided leadership in shaping national best practice, conducting post-incident reviews, managing assurance programs, sharing lessons learned and guiding continual improvement.  After retiring from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions in 2020, Trevor continues working in fire management through the private sector.  Trevor has qualifications in public safety, anthropology, agriculture and rangeland management, a strong interest in the sustainable use and management of natural resources, and a passion for the human dimensions of wildland fire.