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Roy Wilshere

Chair
National Fire Chiefs Council (Invited)

Roy Wilshere was elected as the inaugural Chair of the NFCC, starting in role on 1 April 2017 for an initial period of two years, with the possibility for a further two years. Roy is supported by two Vice Chairs Phil Loach, CFO for West Midlands and Huw Jakeway, CFO for South Wales. Both will serve for an initial period of two years, also with the option to extend.

  • Training and recruitment: exploring the changing expectations from new recruits, as well as the ever-changing expectation of a modern workplace for the emergency services
  • How funding continues to dictate decision-making, as well as innovative funding models across all blue light services
  • Are there ways to de-politicise and minimise the process of procurements and contracts?
  • How can employee wellbeing be guaranteed, in light of the high priority and unpredictable nature of emergencies?
  • Establishing the vision for the development and operation of business management and information systems for blue light services
  • The importance of innovation, in both a technological and cognitive sense – how all emergency services should be scrutinising and progressing their systems and models of working including digital platforms, cloud hosting and control room solutions