Andy is co-founder & Director of Greston Associates & Fire Knowledge Ltd. In these roles he provides a range of consultancy support & has a particular interest in public sector leadership. Prior to becoming a full-time consultant, Andy worked as the Fire & Rescue Advisor to Welsh Government – having completed a 30-year career in the fire & rescue service, which saw him serve as Chief Fire Officer in Suffolk & Berkshire. In the 2018 New Year’s Honours, he was awarded an OBE for services to the fire & rescue service.
“I first worked with Red Rose Chain in 2009 when I was the Chief Fire Officer in Suffolk & was immediately struck by the hugely positive contribution it was making to life in the county. Whether wowing audiences with its outstanding productions or using creative projects to enrich the lives of those who need support to reach their full potential, the Red Rose Chain team are making a real difference & it is my privilege to be involved in something so special.”