Today, our Commissioner Lee Johnson AFSM announced his intention to retire. The SOU wishes to acknowledge and congratulate the Commissioner on his 13 years of leading and developing the organisation.

He has been acknowledged internationally by virtue of his previous position as President of the Australasian Fire and Emergency Services Authority Council and more recently awarded a Fellow of the Institute of the Fire Engineers.

The SOU shares the Commissioner’s concerns regarding the reported bullying, harassment and sexist behaviours in the organisation. The SOU is committed to eliminating all forms of this behaviour and will continue to work towards this goal.

The SOU looks forward to working with, and supporting Acting Commissioner Katarina Carroll APM.     

On behalf of all senior officers, we wish the Commissioner, his wife Lyn and their family all the best for the future.

Thank you
QFR-SOU State Executive