Simon’s professional passion is ensuring our communities receive an excellent service from West Midlands Fire Service, and that we are doing everything we can to reduce the chance of harm to anybody living/working in or visiting the West Midlands. He aims to create an environment and culture in which colleagues can thrive and be the best version of themselves.
Simon is a qualified and experienced Incident Commander, with extensive experience of strategic management in protection and operations.
Degree in Strategic Leadership and Management.
Spending time with his two young daughters and family, cycling and the great outdoors.
Simon joined WMFS in 2000 as a firefighter at Erdington Community Fire Station, progressing to the middle management position of Station Commander before becoming Operations Commander for Black Country North.
He was seconded to the National Operational Guidance review of Incident Command.
He became Assistant Chief Fire Officer (People Programme) in Nov 2021 and temporary DCFO in February 2023. He moved into the role of Assistant Chief Fire Officer and Director for Enabling Services in late August, early September 2023.