NFCC Chair

Roy Wilsher was elected as the inaugural Chair of the NFCC, starting in role on 1 April 2017 for an initial period of two years, with the possibility for a further two years. Roy is supported by two Vice Chairs. Phil Loach, CFO for West Midlands and Huw Jakeway, CFO for South Wales. Both will serve for an initial period of two years, also with the option to extend. 


There will be regular updates via the Chair's blog.

Please see Roy's full bio

Roy Wilsher NFCC Chair 

Chair's remuneration

  • £79,999 per annum
  • NFCC will meet the cost of a telephone
  • NFCC will pay an allowance of £6,146.46 per annum to cover vehicle costs
  • Other travel and subsistence will be paid for in accordance with CFOA’s policies
  • The Board of Trustees' Performance Committee will manage the performance of the NFCC Chair

Please note: this remuneration includes a voluntary 47% voluntary reduction. 


Expenses 2019

The Chief of Staff and support structures

The Chair is supported by a Chief of Staff seconded from London Fire Brigade on a part-time basis. The Chief of Staff is currently the Company Secretary for the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA – the charity that provides the resources for NFCC). He oversees the day-to-day management of the organisation and oversees the governance arrangements for NFCC and the CFOA Board of Trustees. 

Corporate support services are provided by West Midlands Fire Service; a central programme office is provided by the London Fire Brigade; and National Resilience management is provided by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.