Jim Henry is responsible for Emergency Management Capability and Planning within the Office of Emergency Management of the NSW Department of Justice. Most recently he oversaw the development of the 2017 NSW State Level Emergency Risk Assessment and NSW Critical Infrastructure Resilience Strategy, and the underpinning Emergency Risk Management Framework.
Prior to his current role Jim was the Senior Manager, Safety and Emergency Management at Sydney Airport since 2013.
Jim has over 20 years’ experience in security and emergency management roles including 3 years with the Australian Federal Police. At the AFP, Jim had responsibility for over 500 uniformed officers who undertook public safety and protection roles to security sensitive buildings and national critical infrastructure.
Jim was also responsible for creating the Security and Emergency Management Branch in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government and held the position of Crisis Centre National Capability Adviser for the National Counter-Terrorism Committee.
Prior to his appointment to the ACT, Jim worked in a variety of roles within the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department where he undertook various leadership roles in the coordination of the Commonwealth’s response to major security incidents, events and major security exercises.