Strategic Leadership Team

Based in Cambuslang, our Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) is responsible for delivering the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service on behalf of the Board.

Alasdair Hay

Alasdair Hay

Chief Officer

Chief Officer Alasdair Hay joined the fire service as a trainee firefighter in 1983 and worked his way up through the ranks before being appointed as the first Chief Officer of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in Autumn 2012.

Iain Bushell

Iain Bushell

Deputy Chief Officer

Deputy Chief Officer Iain Bushell joined the SFRS in June 2017 from Strathcona County Emergency Services in Alberta, Canada where he was Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management with responsibility for both fire and paramedic response. As Director of Service Delivery, Iain has overall responsibility for the delivery of our emergency services to the communities of Scotland and will also lead on the development of the future SFRS operational model and role.

Lewis Ramsay

Lewis Ramsay

Director of Response and Resilience

As Director of Response and Resilience, Assistant Chief Officer Lewis Ramsay has responsibility for ensuring that the SFRS can provide a safe and effective operational response to emergencies when they occur. The Response and Resilience Directorate continually review risks to ensure that the resources available to the SFRS are distributed in the most efficient way to address risks and to maintain equity of access to our resources as far as possible.

David McGown

David McGown

Director of Prevention & Protection

Assistant Chief Officer David McGown is the Director of Prevention and Protection and has responsibility for ensuring the service complies with its statutory duty in relation to fire safety enforcement.

Sarah O'Donnell

Sarah O'Donnell

Director of Finance and Contractual Services

Sarah O’Donnell is our Director of Finance and Contractual Services and has responsibility for managing the Service's budgets and assets.

Mark McAteer

Mark McAteer

Director of Strategic Planning, Performance and Communications

Mark leads our strategic planning, performance management, communication and engagement and corporate business support team.

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