KidsXpress Patron – Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons

Shane Fitzsimmons, Commissioner of Resilience NSW, the NSW State Recipient Australian of the Year 2021 and previously Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service is one of the most respected and trusted public sector figures in NSW and was widely applauded for his role in expertly and compassionately guiding us through the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-2020.  Through both his work and personal experiences, Shane has a deep understanding of the traumatic impacts a natural disaster can have on a child’s emotional well-being.

As our patron, Shane will support KidsXpress on our mission to improve the lives of children impacted by trauma, adversity and mental ill-health.  With Shane’s role as Resilience NSW Commissioner at the State agency responsible for building community resilience following a disaster or other traumatic event, Shane is the perfect patron for KidsXpress and we’re truly honoured that he is a part of our village.