Head, National Disaster Manage Centre, South Africa
As the Head of the National Disaster Management Centre in South Africa, Mr. Ken Terry leads a dynamic team to promote an integrated and coordinated system of disaster management, with special emphasis on prevention and mitigation, by national, provincial and municipal organs of state, statutory functionaries, and other role players involved in disaster management and communities.
Mr. Terry is a career Public Servant who started his career in the Military in 1978. In 1990 he was appointed to the then Public Service Commission before taking up a position in The Presidency in 1995. After a period of 15 years in The Presidency, having held the position of Deputy Director General: Strategy and Operations, he was transferred to the Department of Cooperative Governance as the Head of the National Disaster Management Centre in January 2012.