For emergencies

Our People

- Senior management team -

Douglas Buchanan

Head of Protection, Assurance and Development

Doug joined the Service in September 2023 as Head of Protection, Assurance and Development.

Before this he spent 21 years in Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, spending nine years on station, before moving into flexi-duty officer roles, culminating in the role of Head of Response and Resilience.

Doug currently chairs the Local Resilience Forum JESIP (Joint Emergency Service Interoperability Programme) Strategic Group and represents the region as JESIP lead within the NFCC. He is also one of the Services level four incident commanders.

Meet the rest of the team

Senior management team

Louise Harrison

Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive

Mick Osborne

Deputy Chief Fire Officer

Mark Hemming

Director of Finance and Assets

Paul Scanes

Graham Britten

Director of Legal and Governance

Simon Tuffley

Head of Prevention, Response and Resilience

Anne Stunell

Head of Human Resources

Anne-Marie Carter

Head of Technology, Transformation & PMO

Asif Hussain

Deputy Director of Finance & Assets

Anneli McCallum

Executive Assistant to CFO and DCFO

Katie Nellist

Democratic Services Officer