Brian Doolan

Brian started with the FCV in 1977 as an administrative officer located in Melbourne. He worked in the Forest Environment and Recreation Branch from 1978 to 1984 in general administration and then as Secretary of the Baw Baw Alpine Reserve Committee of Management. He resigned from the FCV and worked overseas for several years.

On return to Australia in 1986 he was employed as a planning officer by the Alpine Resorts Commission, which had assumed responsibility for the FCV-managed alpine reserves and other Victorian alpine resorts. In 1989 he moved to the Department of Conservation, Forests and Lands and worked for the department and its successors in recreation planning roles across public land and forests. He then moved to Parks Victoria in 2002, based initially in East Region (Gippsland and the Northeast) and then in Melbourne. He was heavily involved in fire management and fire recovery in the major Victorian fires from 2003 onwards.

Brian retired from Parks Victoria in 2016 and took up work as a planning consultant. He continues to enjoy getting out into forests in Victoria and elsewhere, as an avid but ageing walker and crosscountry skier.