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.

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. Within the Directorate, Lewis manages a number of teams; developing the essential policy and procedure to support our operational response and building links with partner agencies and community assets to make certain that Scotland’s communities can be assured of an integrated and co-ordinated emergency response in times of need. The Response and Resilience Directorate continually review the risks faced by our nation and make sure that the resources available to the SFRS are distributed in the most efficient way to address this identified risk 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.

Robert Scott

Robert Scott

Director of Service Redesign

As Director of Service Redesign, ACO Scott is working with partners to consider our current and future Service Delivery model. This will ensure SFRS continues to provide a service relevant to the risks faced by the people of Scotland whilst remaining focussed on the safety of firefighters and the communities they serve.

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.

Diane Vincent

Diane Vincent

Director of People and Organisational Development

As our Director of People and Organisational Development, Diane Vincent is responsible for the wellbeing and professional development of our greatest asset, our staff.

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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