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Our leadership

Strategic Enabling Team

Our Chief Fire Officer, Phil Loach, leads what we call, our Strategic Enabling Team (SET). These ‘directors’ of our service and strategic leads oversee the shape and direction of the brigade, and that we’re meeting our legal responsibilities.

SET consists of managers from across the organisation ranging in areas from Emergency Response to Communications and Finance.

Martin Ward-White

Strategic Lead for Organisational Policy and Assurance

Martin oversees a number of work streams to ensure that we have in place policies and procedures which enable the delivery of our vision, to make the West Midlands safer, stronger and healthier. He is technical advisor to the National Fire Chiefs Council's Community Risk Programme, which has produce national guidance for fire and rescue services to use when developing their Community Risk Management Plans.

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