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

Title Reports to
Stuart Errington, Chief Fire Officer  
Steve Helps, Deputy Chief Fire Officer Chief Fire Officer
Sarah Nattrass, Assistant Chief Fire Officer Chief Fire Officer
Tony Hope, Deputy Chief Executive Chief Fire Officer
Steve Wharton, AM Emergency Response      Deputy Chief Fire Officer
Emergency Response; Resilience Planning; Stations; Flexible Duty Officers; Control AM Emergency Response     
Keith Wanley, AM Community Risk Management Deputy Chief Fire Officer
Business Fire Safety; Community Safety; Information Services AM Community Risk Management
Keith Carruthers, AM Assets and Assurance  Assistant Chief Fire Officer
Assets; Assurance; Health & Safety; Business Continuity; Business Support & Improvement  AM Assets & Assurance 
Katherine Metcalfe, Head of People and Organisation Development Assistant Chief Fire Officer
Human Resources; Organisational Development; Training Head of People and Organisation Development
Estates and Facilities Management Deputy Chief Executive
Strategic Finance Deputy Chief Executive
Keith Lazzari, Head of Corporate Resources Deputy Chief Executive
Transactional Finance; Governance; Communications; ICT Head of Corporate Resources

View the organisational structure in PDF format.

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:

Register of Outside Commitments: 

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