NFCC Chair

Roles and responsibilities

Roy Wilsher, the Chair of the NFCC formally started the role on April 1st, 2017.  It is for an initial period of two years, with the possibility extend for a further two years. The appointment is subject to satisfactory performance. Roy is supported by two Vice Chairs. Phil Loach, CFO for West Midlands and Huw Jakeway, CFO for South Wales. Both will serve for a period of two years whith the option to extend. These are not paid for positions but reasonable expenses will be met by NFCC.

Please read the NFCC Chair's inaugural speech made at the end of March 2017 or watch a short video from the event. There will also be regular updates via the Chair's blog

Roy Wilsher NFCC Chair

What are the Chair’s pay and conditions?

.For the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018, the Chair will be seconded by Hertfordshire County Council to CFOA. Costs will be met by CFOA's reserve budget for at least the first 12 months.

Salary and benefits

  • £149,999 per annum
  • CFOA will meet the cost of a telephone
  • CFOA will pay an allowance of £6, 146.46 per annum to cover vehicle costs. These will be paid to Hertfordshire County Council.
  • Other travel and subsistence will be paid for in accordance with CFOA’s financial policies
  • The  CFOA Board of Trustees Performance Committee will manage the performance of the NFCC Chair. Details of this committee will be made available once it is set up
  • Details of expenses and hospitality will  be published via this website on a regular basis

Please see information about expenses and hospitality


Roy Wilsher will be supported by a secondee from London Fire Brigade on a part-time basis as NFCC Chief of Staff. In addition to supporting the Chair and acting as Company Secretary for CFOA and CFOA Services Ltd, this role will also oversee the day-to-day running of support services and the function CFOA provides to the NFCC. The role is funded from exisiting CFOA staff budgets. 

Other support to the Chair, vice-chairs and Committee Chairs will be provided by West Midlands Fire Service.  Committee Chairs are voluntary roles, however reasonable expenses will be covered by CFOA. CFOA's accounts can be found on the CFOA website

Please find more information about the Vice Chairs and Coordination Committee Chairs

Please read the NFCC Operating Principles. 

All agendas, reports and minutes (unless there is a reason they need to be redacted and in these instances this will be explained) will be published on the NFCC Meetings page.