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Our Strategic Leadership Team

Chief Fire Officer - Wayne Bowcock

Wayne began his career as a firefighter in Staffordshire in 1992, working initially in Stoke-on-Trent, but also spending time at other stations and Service Headquarters in various leadership roles including cultural development and business transformation.


Following that, he was seconded to Stoke-on-Trent City Council as a partnership strategic coordinator across community safety, adult social care and health.  He then become Area Commander responsible for North Staffordshire.


In March 2012, Wayne moved to Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service to lead organisational safety, training and assurance, before joining Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service in 2014 as Deputy Chief Fire Officer developing his knowledge of the sector further as a principal officer.


Wayne has had director level responsibility for service delivery including prevention, protection, response and corporate support including HR, training, organisational development, ICT, procurement and resources, risk, resilience, administration and communications.  He has also been the strategic lead for equality and inclusion.  He has held National Fire Chiefs Council roles for operations and leadership and is the chair of the national training managers forum.


Wayne reached the position of Chief Fire Officer for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service in 2019 and is proud to have joined a Service that is well-equipped, highly skilled, and motivated. Wayne is committed to delivering highly professional and valued services to the communities of Gloucestershire, with a strong focus on Firefighter safety, working in partnership and ensuring the effective governance, accountability and transparency expected of a trusted public service.


Deputy Chief Fire Officer - Andy Hermiston


Assistant Chief Fire Officer - Mark Astle


Head of Community Safety - Ian Tonner


Head of People and Organisational Development - Adam Openshaw


Head of Business Planning, Strategy and Performance - Dave Pike


Head of Technical Services - Clive Webber


Civil Protection Team Lead, Business Planning, Performance Manager - Carole Pittaway


Budget Manager - Maria Boon

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