Met Police appoints new Assistant Commissioner

Following a selection process earlier this year, and the retirement of Assistant Commissioner Mark Simmons this summer, Matt Jukes will be joining the Met as Assistant Commissioner. Matt Jukes (left) is currently Chief Constable of South Wales Police, a position he has held since January 2018. Commissioner Cressida Dick said, “I am delighted that Matt… Read more »

New Chair for the National Fire Chiefs Council announced

A new Chair for the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has been appointed, with effect from 1 April 2021. Mark Hardingham (left), currently Chief Fire Officer for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service – and Chair of NFCC’s Protection and Business Safety Committee – will take up the role in April 2021 for an initial two-year… Read more »

Rachel Swann confirmed as Derbyshire Chief Constable

Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Panel has unanimously backed the Police and Crime Commissioner’s preferred candidate, Rachel Swann, as the next Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary. After a full Confirmation Hearing which included written submissions and questioning Mrs Swann in depth, the panel unanimously supported the Commissioner’s proposal. Commenting after the hearing, PCC Hardyal Dhindsa said,… Read more »

Ambulance service appoints first Director of People

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust has appointed Lisa Ward as its first Director of People. With 20 years’ experience of working for the ambulance service and over 30 years’ experience of working in human resources, Lisa has previously held the position of Interim Director of Organisational Development, since 2018. As part of her new… Read more »

AACE welcomes Daren Mochrie as new Chair

The Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) has welcomed the Chief Executive of North West Ambulance Service, Daren Mochrie QAM (left), as its new Chair, following the culmination of two successful terms and almost eight years at the helm for Anthony Marsh QAM, the Chief Executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service. Martin Flaherty OBE, Managing… Read more »

New Chief Fire Officer for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) will welcome a new Chief Fire Officer later this year. Dave Russel (left), currently Deputy Chief Fire Officer at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS), will take over the helm from current Chief Fire Officer Jim Wallace, whose two-year contract finishes at the end of August. Mayor of… Read more »

Ian Howick joins Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

Ian Howick (left), Chair of Heathrow AOC and former Director at British Airways, has been appointed by independent charity, Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) as Executive Director of Corporate Services. He succeeds John Lack, Director of Finance and Support, who retires at the end of September after seven years at KSS. Ian will be… Read more »