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ESTA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Marty Smyth, has overall responsibility for managing ESTA.

The CEO reports to the ESTA Authority and regularly engages with the Minister for Emergency Services as well as senior officers of the Department of Justice and Regulation, Emergency Management Victoria, and heads of Victoria’s emergency service agencies.

The CEO manages ESTA with the assistance and advice of the Executive Leadership Team.

Finance and Commercial Services 

Finance and Commercial Services supports ESTA business activities through its responsibility for the following functions:

  • Financial management reporting and support services
  • General administration and support including document and records management
  • Quality systems
  • Project managements
  • Change administration
  • Building service management
  • Contract management and procurement.

People and Culture 

People and Culture is responsible to attract, select, develop, retain and maintain a highly skilled and motivated ESTA workforce and provide a safe and healthy working environment. Areas of responsibility include:

  • Recruitment
  • Learning and development
  • Remuneration and conditions of employment including absenteeism and succession planning
  • Industrial and employee relations
  • Employee satisfaction and wellbeing
  • OH&S
  • Performance management and dispute resolution.

Call-taking and dispatch operations

Call-taking and Dispatch (CTD) operations manages all aspects directed related to the delivery of ESTA’s core business of emergency calltaking and dispatch (CDT) services. The Department manages the three State Emergency Communications Centres, and is responsible for the resource planning, performance management/reporting/analysis necessary to ensure accurate and timely emergency event management. The activities of the Department are critical in ensuring the Victorian community received optimum service delivery in the event of an emergency.

Information and Technology Services

Information and Technology Services is responsible for the management of ESTA’s CTD and corporate information and communications technology, processes and infrastructure. Specific areas of responsibilities include:

  • Information and geospatial management
  • CTD and corporate service technology
  • Network and communications infrastructure
  • Information security

Strategy and Delivery

Strategy and Delivery is responsible for all functions to support the development of organisational direction, its planning and delivery:

  • Corporate Planning and Engagement with Emergency Services partners
  • Data Science and Enterprise Architecture services
  • Assurance functions including Risk management, Internal Audit, Compliance and Business Resilience
  • Delivery of Programs and Projects
  • Delivery of continuous improvement changes

Corporate Secretary & Head of Corporate Affairs

Rosie Mullaly

The Corporate Secretary supports the Authority, and has oversight of ESTA’s corporate governance, and a range of legal and regulatory functions including privacy and freedom of information. The Corporate Affairs team is responsible for: internal and external communications; government and community relations; media and public relations; and community education and engagement.