British Fire Services

Association

Governing Council

& National Officers

 

CFO Steve Owen Hughes

MBE

National President

Coming Soon

Graham Hill-Howgate

B.Sc (Hons), MA, DBA, FinstAM

General Secretary

Graham served the London Fire Brigade for 32 years before working as a Fire Safety Consultant for the last 7 Years.

Graham has held the post of General Secretary since 2017 and was a member of the governing council for 24 years proir to taking up his current position.

Matthew Stokes

MBFSA, GIFireE

Chairman

Matt is a serving Watch Manager with Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service and has just completed 30 years service in both operational and fire control roles.

Matt joined the governing council in 2019 and became the Vice Chairman then Chairman in 2020.

Seamus Higgins

SIIRSM, MBFSA, TMIFPO

Vice Chairman

Seanus has worked in the Fire Protection Industry since 2017 as a Fire Safety Consultant in West Sussex, prior to this Seamus was a Health & Safety Manager for a private care provider.

Seamus joined the governing council in 2019 and became the Vice Chairman in March 2021.

Frank Turner

Governing Council

Frank joined the BFSA in 1970 whilst working as an industrial Fire Officer, in 1999 Frank began working as a Fire Protection Engineer until 2004.

Frank is a fellow of the Institute of Fire Provention Officers and a commitee member of the BFSA Members Welfare Fund

Frank joined the governing council in 2007 and held the position of Chairman from 2016 - 2020.

Paul Basson

FIFPO, MEPS, MAFSM, MIFSM, MBFSA

Governing Council

Coming Soon 

Peter Mills

Governing Council

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Steve Shirley

Governing Council

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Tony Barker

Governing Council

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Geoff McSweeny

Governing Council

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Dave Lown

Governing Council

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John Watson

Governing Council

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Richard Lovelace

Governing Council

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Vernon Fisher

Governing Council

 

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Canon Thomas Woodhouse

MA FRSA

Association Chaplain

Thomas has been the Association's Chaplain since 1996.

Ordained in 1995 Thomas served as a parish priest in the Dioceses of Gloucester and Salisbury.

In 2019 Thomas was appointed Chaplain of the Queen's Chapel of the Savoy, Chaplain of the Royal Victorian Order and a Deputy Preiest-in-Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen.

Thomas is a Canon Emeritus of Salisbury Cathedral.

George Halstead

Secretary - MWF

Coming Soon