UFBA Officers

Dame Margaret Bazley ONZ DNZM

Dame Margaret Bazley ONZ DNZM

Patron

Dame Margaret Bazley was made Patron at our 2014 Conference in Tauranga. She has extensive experience and knowledge of government as a senior public servant and was a former Chairperson of the New Zealand Fire Service Commission. She has held the positions of Acting Chief Executive of the Department of Work and Income, Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Policy, Director-General of Social Welfare, Secretary for Transport, and Deputy Chairperson of the State Services Commission. She is a former Chairperson of the Foundation of Research, Science and Technology ; a member of the Waitangi Tribunal and the Royal Commission into Auckland Governance, and Commissioner for the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct; Chair of the Fundamental Review of the Legal Aid System.

James Walker

James Walker

UFBA President

Joining Wyndham Volunteer Fire Brigade in 1983 and from a line of firefighters means firefighting is in James' blood! Formerly President of the Northern Southland Sub Association and then Otago Southland FB Provincial Association gives James plenty of experience in ceremonial roles. James has been Chief Fire Officer at Wyndham for 14 years. A prior attendee of the UFBA Leadership & Governance course, James encourages others to follow their path towards self growth, fulfillment and development.

Jason Prendergast

Jason Prendergast

UFBA Vice President

Following in a long family line of firefighters, Jason has been heavily involved in Provincial and Sub-Associations. A regular face at the UFBA Challenge Events, Jason has contributed many hours to supporting the running of events. Jason is Station Officer at Greymouth Volunteer Brigade.

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