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Senior management structure

Below shows the current organisational structure of the Service’s senior management team and outlines each persons area of responsibility.

Service Improvement

Simon Rhodes

Corporate Assurance

Simon is responsible for: Service Redesign Programme (specific delivery project), strategic planning cycle, strategic plan, IRMP, performance management, strategic risk management, programme and project management, external funding bids, audit and peer review, operational assessment and corporate communication.

Paul Clucas

Service Support

Paul is responsible for: Safety, Health and Environement and operational assurance within the Service Improvement Directorate.

Service Delivery

Following a full consultation period a Strategic Management Structure was introduced on 1 October 2018. The two existing Emergency Response Group Managers and two Public Safety Group Managers now create four Heads of Service Delivery. 

Matthew Sutcliffe

Matt is responsible for all aspects of Service Delivery for Hull, which includes frontline Business Safety and Community Safety teams. Hull has five Full-Time stations and a Falls team who respond to low-level falls in the home, supporting our health partners. Matt also oversees the delivery of Fire Control, based at Service Headquarters.

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Dan Meeke 
East Riding

Simon Donnachie (temporary)
North Lincolnshire

Simon is responsible for all aspects of Service Delivery for the county of North Lincolnshire. This includes frontline Business Safety and Community Safety teams, one mixed Full-Time/On-Call Station and six On-Call Stations. Simon also chairs the North Lincs Community Safety Partnership – Strong Communities sub group.

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Dave Bristow (temporary)
North East Lincolnshire

Corporate Services

Martyn Ransom


Martyn is responsible for: financial planning, finance process management, procurement, commissioning lead, pensions, insurance.

Service Delivery Support

Paul Clucas

Service Support

Paul is responsible for: proactive security lead, transactional HR processes, fleet and equipment management, business continuity, joint workshops contract management.

Alan Maltby

Information Communications Technology (ICT)

Alan is responsible for: strategic IT development, operational communications, data systems, Firewatch system and administration, mobilising system, gazetteer, IT operations, data protection.

Steve Duffield 

Public Safety (Central Support)

Steve is responsible for: Changing Behaviour to Save Lives (CBSL) management, community safety policy, community safety evaluation and improvement, safeguarding, road safety, youth engagement, intelligence led activity, community inclusion, business safety enforcement, public safety research, fire investigation.

Liam Plunkett 

Emergency Response Preparedness

Liam is responsible for: Emergency Preparedness including Civil Protection, Business Continuity, COMAH exercising and is Chair for the Local Resilience Forum (LRF) Interoperability group. Liam is the HFRS lead NILO and is also responsible for research and development initiatives which support our emergency response teams.

People and Development

Angela Brittan (temporary)

Occupational Health

Angela is a HR Service Partner. Occupational Health focuses on the physical and mental wellbeing of employees at HFRS and aims to prevent work-related illness and injury by supporting staff and monitoring the health of the workforce.

Sam O'Connor

Organisational Development

Sam is responsible for the development and implementation of the organisational development strategy ensuring alignment with the HR strategy and the Service strategic plan. Sam is also responsible for On Boarding and Induction workforce planning, change management, culture development, people performance management, talent management and succession planning, leadership development, equality and inclusion and apprenticeships.

Phil Leake

Operational Training

Phil is responsible for: core role related training, RTC training, response driving, technical rescue training, incident command training and assessment, interim information system administration with planned migration to internal services.