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Strategic Leadership Team

Please find below contact details for each member of our Strategic Leadership Team (SLT). 

Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive

Contact: Chris Blacksell

Tel: 01482 567417 Email:

Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Service Delivery 

Contact: Phil Shillito

Tel: 01482 567417 Email:

Assistant Chief Fire Officer 

Contact: Niall McKiniry

Tel: 01482 567509 Email:

Executive Director of Corporate Services and Section 151 Officer

Contact: Kevin Wilson

Tel: 01482 567174 Email:

Director of Service Delivery Support

Contact: Steve Topham

Tel: 01482 567509 Email:

Director of Service Delivery 

Contact: Paul McCourt

Tel: 01482 567509 Email:

Temporary Director of People and Development  

Contact: Jason Kirby

Tel: 01482 567509 Email:

Temporary Director of Service Improvement

Contact: Simon Rhodes

Tel: 01482 567509 Email: