Director of Finance
What does your job involve?
As Director of Finance and Treasurer, my main aim is to maintain the financial integrity of the Authority. This involves everything from monitoring expenditure, ensuring that we meet our statutory legal obligations and sustaining an overarching financial view of everything we are doing. As part of my role, I also often liaise with other services across the region and share best practice.
When did you start working for the Service?
I started working for the emergency services back in 1991 when I joined West Midlands Police and later Surrey Police. During the 12 years that I spent in the Police Force, I was involved in such projects as rationalising Control Rooms and the Airwave radio project, and worked directly for Chief Constables who went on to be the Metropolitan Police Commissioner and the Chief Inspector of Constabulary. Continuing my career in the emergency services sector, I joined HWFRS in July 2003 as Director of Finance.
Why do you like working for HWFRS?
Like many of the staff at HWFRS, I'm immensely proud to work for such a well-respected, forward thinking organisation. I also work with a fantastic set of people who are continually passionate about what they do and make my job pleasurable.
What interests do you have outside of work?
I have four children and a wife that keep me very busy outside of work! We also have several chickens, a cat, a dog, rabbits and a guinea pig.