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Organisational Structure 

The organisation chart shows how the Service is run through directorates with four function heads. These function heads, along with the Principal Officers make up the Corporate Management Board (CMB).

Organisational Chart 

Click here to view our organisation chart.

NB a key to the terms used on the organisational chart is set out below:

T/= temporary
ACO= Assistant Chief Fire Officer
GM= Group Manager
SM= Station Manager
WM= Watch Manager 

Corporate Management Board

Details of our Corporate Management Board are set out below.

If you wish to contact a member of the Corporate Management Board please either email your enquiry to or contact reception on 01609 780150.

You can  find details of our Staff Pay and Grading Structure, including the salary band of Corporate Management Board Members and senior officer salary information and expenses on this website, under the transparency section. The actual remuneration of the Principal Officers can be located on the Financial Information & Statement of Accounts Page.

The role profiles of our Corporate Management Board members can be viewed here.

Click on the photos below to read a biography of each member of our Corporate Management Board.

    CFO Nigel Hutchinson   

Chief Fire Officer/ Chief Executive  
Nigel Hutchinson QFSM MSc MA BA(Hons) MIFireE


 Owen Hayward

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Service Development
Owen Hayward MA MPA Chartered MCIPD

 Jez Rushworth

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Operations
Jez Rushworth MA MIFireE

 Carl Boasman Head of Professional Standards
Carl Boasman MBA GIFireE
 Jon Foster Head of Risk Management
Jon Foster 
 Simon Garnett-Spence Head of Technical Services 
Simon Garnett-Spence

 Clare Godfrey

Head of Finance and Administration
Clare Godfrey FCCA




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