Martin Boyle manages risk and co-ordinates crisis management for the Australian Antarctic Division where he has worked for the past 10 years. He has been south on many occasions in various leadership and management positions on Antarctic stations, in the field, and on ice-breaking vessels. He has been involved in many challenging and remote search and rescue operations during this time.
Martin has more than 20 years of experience across the emergency management industry in both the private and public sector as a consultant, emergency services manager, search and rescue operator, and international delegate. He has previously worked for Australian Customs and Border Protection and the Tasmania State Emergency Service, where he was involved in the Beaconsfield mine disaster in 2006.
He was awarded a Certificate of High Commendation for Search & Rescue operations in 2002, the Golden Pen award in 2012 from the National Emergency Response Journal, and more recently the Bravo Zulu award in 2015 from the International Association of Emergency Managers.
Martin is an internationally-recognised Certified Emergency Manager, Certified Practising Project Manager, holds a Masters in Emergency Management, Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management), and Diploma of the Business Continuity Institute.
Martin is also the Chair of the Australian New Zealand Search and Rescue conference, a member of the Australian Tsunami Advisory Group (ATAG), a member of the Editorial Advisory Panel, and Search and Rescue blog Editor for Crisis Response Journal.