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 sector forums and is the first line of advice to Ministers during major incidents.

Prior to taking on this national role, Roy was Director for Community Protection and Chief Fire Officer for Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service. From 2013- 2017 Roy was also the Chief Executive for the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner.  Until 2005, Roy served in London Fire Brigade. He joined as a firefighter in 1981 and rose to the rank of Assistant Commissioner for Community Fire Safety.