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Board Members

Suzanne McCarthy

Independent Chair

Suzanne is Chair of the National Guardian Office’s Accountability and Liaison Board, Deputy Chair of the Valuation Tribunal Service, and a Non-Executive Board member of the College of Policing, the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority and the Fundraising Regulator where she chairs the Standards Committee. She also chairs two charities.

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Alison Sansome

Independent Vice-Chair

Alison is an Independent Director with a non-executive portfolio. She is a Non-Executive Board Member for Office of the Public Guardian, a chairing lay member of the Regulatory Tribunal for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a lay member of the Registration Advisory Committee for the General Optical Council.

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Jonny Bugg

Board Member

Jonny is head of the Fire Strategy and Reform Unit and is a Deputy Director at the Home Office.

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Cllr Nick Chard

Board Member

Cllr Nick Chard is Vice-Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Fire Services Management Committee, Chairman of the employer’s side National Joint Council for fire and Chairman of the Kent and Medway Fire and Rescue Authority. 

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Mark Hardingham

Board Member

Mark took over the role of the Chair of the NFCC from Roy Wilsher in April 2021. He is looking forward to leading and working with the UK fire and rescue service and associated bodies during his tenure.

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