Steve Joske is the Western Australian Executive Director for the Red Cross, a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education.
Steve joined Red Cross as the Executive Director for WA in March 2003 after a long career in the Australian Army, including being the first Commander of the Australian Contingent to the Truce Monitoring Group in Bougainville. He was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross in the 1998 Queen’s Birthday Honours for his service in Bougainville.
In August 1998 he was reassigned as Colonel Olympic Games and Chief of Staff to Operation Gold, responsible for the planning and conduct of the Australian Defence Force’s security operations to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
As well as being the WA Executive Director, Steve has served at the national level of Red Cross, firstly as Country Manager in Indonesia controlling ARC’s tsunami operations, and recently as the Program Director for the national business improvement project and IT infrastructure operation.
Steve has a Masters Degree in Defence Studies from Deakin University. He is the President of WACOSS and also serves on the Boards of Leadership WA and the AIF Malaya Nursing Scholarship.