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Chief Executive/National Commander – Paul McGill

Paul McGillThe New Zealand Fire Service Chief Executive is responsible for day-to-day management and appointments of all Fire Service personnel.


The Chief Executive also holds the position of National Commander. The National Commander is the operational leader responsible for the prevention, suppression and extinction of fires and the safety of people and property endangered by fire.

Strategic Leadership Team

Kerry Gregory
Kerry Gregory
Deputy National Commander
 
 
Rob Pope
Leigh Deuchars
Director Office of the Chief Executive
 
 
Kevin O'Connor
Kevin O'Connor
National Rural Fire Officer
 
 
Brett Warwick
Brett Warwick
Chief Financial Officer
 
 
Hamish More
Hamish More
Director of People and Capability
 
 
Leigh Deuchars
Meiken Bassant
Directorate of Business Effectiveness
 
 
Murray Mitchell
Murray Mitchell
Director, ICT
 
 
Jocelyn Brace
Wayne Mackey
Director of Training
 
 
Jocelyn Brace
David Strong
Director Transition
 
 

Operational Leadership Team

Rob Saunders
Rob Saunders
National Risk Reduction Manager
 
 
Stu Rooney
Paul Turner
National Operations Manager
 
 
Larry Cocker
Larry Cocker
Region 1 Fire Region Manager
 
 
Ron Devlin
Ron Devlin
Region 2 Fire Region Manager
 
 
Brendan Nally
Brendan Nally
Region 3 Fire Region Manager
 
 
Steve Turek
Region 4 Fire Region Manager
 
 
Dave Guard
Dave Guard
Region 5 Fire Region Manager
 

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