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, Director of Local Government Association Properties Ltd and the Local Government Management Board.