London’s new Fire Commissioner, Andy Roe, who took up his new position on New Year’s Day, succeeds Dany Cotton, who stepped down at the end of December.
Appointed by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan on 10 December 2019, Roe will be responsible for leading the transformational changes at LFB and will work closely with the Deputy Mayor for Fire and Resilience, Fiona Twycross, to deliver on the recommendations of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase One report. He will also ensure the Brigade contributes effectively in Phase Two of the Inquiry.
He will lead the production of the next London Safety Plan, which outlines everything the LFB will do to make the capital safe; from attending and tackling fires and being prepared to respond to a terrorist incident to fitting smoke alarms and rescuing someone involved in a road traffic collision.
The new London Fire Commissioner has dealt with major incidents and having operational command of Britain’s busiest fire and rescue service. A former British Army officer, he has worked at London Fire Brigade since 2002 where he has progressed through the ranks as a firefighter.