MBE, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service – United Kingdom
Roy has over 20 years fire and rescue service experience, in London Fire Brigade, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire and HM Fire Services Inspectorate, where he was a member of the Integrated Risk Management Support Team. He joined Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service as Assistant Chief Fire Officer in 2010 and was promoted to Chief Fire Officer in 2015.
Roy served as Chair of the Chief Fire Officers Association Water Rescue Group from 2010 – 2014 where he led the national flood support team. During the 2007 floods, Roy was seconded to a number of fire services to provide strategic and tactical support. In 2008, Roy was a member of the joint UK/US Strategic Flood Management Workshop and he was an invited evaluator for the 2009 EU Exercise Floodex. He was project lead for evaluation on the 2010 EU Exercise Orion, the largest civil protection exercise held in Europe. Roy is an accredited Civil Protection Expert Advisor with the EU Civil Protection mechanism. He was joint author of the Fire Service Manual “Safe Work at Height” and Project Chair on the National Operations Guidance for Water Rescue and Flooding. He has contributed to a range of national and international publications, including Government White Papers and EU flood management guidance.
Roy was awarded an MBE in 2006, for his work on fire service modernisation and national contingency planning.