Former Fleet Air Commander Mr Vince Di Pietro AM has been appointed to lead the Shoalhaven Recovery Committee.
The appointment was made by Shoalhaven City Council' s CEO Stephen Dunshea in consultation with NSW Police, the RFS and other agencies.
"As the Recovery Coordinator, Mr Di Pietro will work with the council, in partnership with the emergency services and government agencies in ensuring that assistance is provided where it is most needed and recovery proceeds on a clear and timely path," the council said.
Shoalhaven Mayor Amanda Findley said Mr Di Pietro's military background was a valuable asset.
"He has held senior leadership roles within the Royal Australian Navy both in Australia and overseas," she said.
"He was most recently the CEO of Lockheed Martin Australia. Vince has also been a long standing local resident in the Shoalhaven, raising his family here.
"While the extent of fire damage is still being assessed, we know it is significant and we expect it will be a long recovery process.
"The Shoalhaven Recovery Committee will hold regular community meetings and provide updates on the Bushfire Recovery Shoalhaven website."
The Shoalhaven Recovery Committee will work closely with the Recovery Coordinator for Southern NSW, Mr Dick Adams OAM, a former Assistant Police Commissioner in the NSW Police Force.