FPA Australia appoints a new CEO

Posted on : Thursday, 17 June 2021

The Board and Executive of Fire Protection Association Australia is pleased to announce that John Clampett has been appointed as the next Chief Executive Officer.  


John will be known to many in the Association, having served for the last ten months as the National Manager, Policy.   


John brings 40 years' experience to the position, across building and fire protection roles as diverse as fire engineering, building surveying, facility management, regulation and standards development, and research.  


While John is becoming CEO, Nathan Semos will continue in his current role of Chief Operating Officer, and John thanked him for his hard work over the last 12 months. 


"Nathan has worked with the Executive to get FPA Australia into a good financial and structural position to allow us to deliver for the members," he said.


"It has set us up well to capitalise on our opportunities and increase our effectiveness, as we seek to improve the fire protection sector.  


"I am excited about this new role, and look forward to working with the team and the Board to expand our advocacy, develop practitioner skills, and deliver tangible benefits to our membership."  


FPA Australia President, Bill Lea, welcomed John's appointment:  "John has significant experience in the sector and has extensive networks in the industry and in government. 


"He is well positioned to represent the industry as we roll out accreditation and work with governments to reform fire protection," he said.  


John will be based in Melbourne, but will travel around the country (coronavirus-permitting) to visit members later this year.  


"I look forward to working closely with all of FPA Australia's members to increase community safety and reduce the risk of fire," he said.