Service Leadership Team

The Service Leadership Team (SLT) provide the senior executive officer function within the Service.

The Fire and Rescue Authority delegates to the SLT, the effective management of the organisation and its resources, the delivery of the primary corporate, operational and support services and the execution of the statutory responsibilities.

Senior Leadership Team


Responsible for

Reports to

Stuart Errington, Chief Fire Officer


Combined Fire Authority

Steve Helps, Deputy Chief Fire Officer

Emergency Response; Community Risk Management and CDDFRS

Chief Fire Officer

Tony Hope, Deputy Chief Executive and Treasurer

Strategic Finance and CDDFRS

Chief Fire Officer

Sarah Nattrass, Director of Emergency Response

North and South Operational Divisions; Resilience Planning; Stations; Flexible Duty Officers; Control; Local Resilience Forum; Business Continuity

Deputy Chief Fire Officer

Keith Carruthers, Director of Community Risk Management

Business Fire Safety; Community Safety; Arson and Young People; Workshops and Stores; Assurance

Deputy Chief Fire Officer

Keith Lazzari, Director of Corporate Resources

Transactional Finance;; ICT; Estates and Facilities Management; Information Services; Health & Safety

Deputy Chief Executive

Katherine Metcalfe, Head of People and Organisation Development 

Human Resources; Organisational Development; Training; Governance; Communications; Project Assurance

Deputy Chief Executive

Register of Outside Commitments: 

In the interests of transparency and accountability the Service Leadership Team seek approval for and declare their membership/involvement with outside bodies. This can be viewed on the register below:

For detailed information in respect of the top three levels of the organisation follow the link below:

Service Leadership Team salary details of first three levels

Service Leadership Team Biographies