About Emergency Management Southland

Established by the four Councils, Emergency Management Southland is responsible for the delivery of Civil Defence and Emergency Management responses throughout this region. Emergency Management Southland is responsible for the 24/7 operation of the Emergency Coordination Centre which facilitates planning and operational activity during an event.

 Our People

Angus McKay

Angus has a background in policing from both the UK and New Zealand. He moved from Manchester in 2003 and was one of the first international recruits to immigrate to New Zealand. In 2012, he joined Civil Defence Emergency Management at Auckland Council and held various operational roles which included Head of Operations and Alternate Group Controller. Angus moved to Invercargill in 2015 and assumed the position of Group Manager/Group Controller. He enjoys the supportive Southland community and the ‘get it done’ attitude.

Craig Sinclair

Has been with EMS since its inception in 2010.  Previously worked in NZ Police for 24 years and spent 30 years as a volunteer Fire Fighter. Is involved with the Eastern Southland Landsar team as a member of the Incident Management Team. Married to Linda with four adult children.

Delia Riley

Delia is always keen to have a chat about what makes Southland communities great, which is one of the reasons she’s perfect as our community advisor. While not from the deep south, Delia now calls Southland home and along with her husband and two born and bred Southern boys enjoys spending weekends exploring the province.

Janelle Ladbrook

Janelle Ladbrook is the Administration Assistant.  She provides administration support for the team, maintains the contacts databases, organises meetings and helps out with community education. 

Paul le Roux

Paul is a Response Advisor at EMS.  Paul comes from a health, safety, emergency response and communities background having worked in Namibia, England, Australia and Scotland.  Paul moved to New Zealand and specifically Southland with his young family in April 2018.  He is keen on the outdoors and loves spending time surfing and cycling.

Aly Curd

Aly is a Community Advisor at Emergency Management Southland.  Aly comes from a community development background with experience in New Zealand and overseas.  She will be working closely with the community to develop response plans and provide community education.

Community Planning

Community driven response planning helps communities make sure they’re as ready as possible for any adverse event which may affect them. Communities who lead this response planning process are more likely to know each other, understand how to work together, be aware of the strengths, skills and resources within their community, and be sensitive to areas of potential vulnerability.

Emergency Management Southland is supporting Southland communities to develop Community Response Plans and identify places which can be used as Community Emergency Hubs when needed.  To find out more about response planning in your community contact the team at Emergency Management Southland.

Supporting Documents

Click on the cover photos below to review our supporting documentation:

Southland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Plan

This Group Plan aims to enable the effective and efficient management of hazards and risks for which a co-ordinated approach is required. This document outlines our vision, goals and objectives for the 2017-22 period.

Southland Civil Defence Emergency Management Welfare Plan

The Southland CDEM Welfare Plan outlines the provision of welfare services during an emergency and provides guidance for Welfare Centre activities.

Southland Civil Defence Emergency Management Recovery Plan

This plan outlines arrangements and the recovery process for communities that are affected by an emergency event.