Martin Boyle co-ordinates field operations, crisis and emergency management for the Australian Antarctic Program. He has been south on many occasions in various leadership and management positions. Based in Hobart, Tasmania Martin has been involved in the crisis management and emergency response for many incidents in the Southern Ocean and across East Antarctica.
Martin has more than 20 years of experience across the emergency management industry in both 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, in 2006, he was involved in managing the Beaconsfield mine disaster.
He was awarded a Certificate of High Commendation for Search & Rescue operations in 2002 from Tasmania Police, the Golden Pen award in 2012 from the National Emergency Response Journal, and the Bravo Zulu award in 2015 from the International Association of Emergency Managers.
Martin is an internationally recognised Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), Certified Practicing Project Manager (CPPM), holds a Masters in Emergency Management, BA (Hons) in Business Information Technology, Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Emergency Management), and Diploma of the Business Continuity Institute.
Martin is the Chair of the Australian New Zealand Search and Rescue conference and is a regular speaker at international conferences on crisis management and emergency response. He is also the Editor of the Crisis Response Journal Search and Rescue blog.