All Team

Roy is the Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) having been appointed in April 2017. In his role as Chair, Roy represents the NFCC in national and international forums. He provides guidance and support to Officers and Fire and Rescue Services all over the United Kingdom. Roy also represents Fire and Rescue in a range of government and…

In November 2018, Julia Mulligan became North Yorkshire’s first Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner following the Home Secretary’s approval of her business case for a transfer in governance. Now in her second term, having been re-elected in May 2016, Julia is a Director of the Association for Police and Crime Commissioners, the national body for PCCs, holding a number of…

Susan is the Assistant Director responsible for London Fire Brigade’s (LFB) Strategy and Risk department, a key position in the development of the strategy and long term risk management plans of the Brigade.  She has overall responsibility for LFB’s London Safety Plan and corporate risk management. As the Head of Portfolio for the National Fire Chiefs’ Council’s Central Programme Office,…

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. Nick is a Director of Engaging Kent CIC (Healthwatch Kent). Previously, Nick was a trustee of the Centre for Public Scrutiny, Vice Chairman of the IDeA,…

Jonny is head of the Fire Strategy and Reform Unit and is a Deputy Director at the Home Office. He is leading the department’s work with the sector to develop strategy and drive change, including ensuring that the new accountability, standards and scrutiny models are strong, and that the workforce has the skills and people it needs to face the…

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. Until April 2017, Alison was the Chief Operating Officer at…

Suzanne McCarthy

Independent Chair

Suzanne is the Chairman of the Joint Audit Panel for the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime and the Metropolitan Police Service, which brings together the health and social care organisations of those two boroughs. She is also the Deputy Chairman of the Valuation Tribunal Service. She has been CEO of both the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the…