Senior Advisor — Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety
University of Melbourne
Geoff Spring is a member of the APCO Australasia board, immediate past chairman and currently performs the role of Director International Business Development & Strategy. Geoff is the immediate past chairman of the Global Alliance of APCO Partners and a member of a number of international committees associated with mission-critical public safety communications, including the P25 Steering Committee where he represents the interests of both APCO International and APCO Australasia in the ongoing development of the P25 Standard.
Geoff was recently awarded an APCO International President’s Award in recognition of his contribution to the P25 Standard and mission-critical communications more generally. Geoff is a member of the TETRA Critical Communications Association (TCCA) Critical Communications Broadband Group (CCGB) and the associated Standards Co-ordination Users Group (SCUG).
In Australia Geoff is a member of the Victorian Spatial Council, the Communications Sub Group of the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department’s Trusted Information Sharing Network (TISN) and through his private company GAPStrategic Pty Ltd holds satellite membership of the TISN Resilience Expert Advisory Group as well as being a member of the Regional Development Australia Committee for Southern Metropolitan Melbourne. Prior to taking up these positions, Geoff held various senior executive management positions within the Victorian Government bureaucracy for nearly 40 years. Over the past 18 months Geoff has worked with the University of Melbourne assisting with the creation of the new Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety where he now holds the position of Senior Advisor to the centre.