Roy was appointed as the first Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) in April 2017. Chairing the Council, the professional voice of UK Fire & Rescue services, Roy represents the NFCC in national and international forums. He provides guidance and support to Officers and Fire & Rescue Services all over the United Kingdom. Roy also represents fire and rescue in a range of government and sector forums, and is the first line of advice to Ministers during major incidents. Roy’s career in the Fire Service has spanned some 35 years. Roy joined London Fire Brigade in 1981 rising to Assistant Commissioner for Community Fire Safety. In 2004 Roy joined Hertfordshire and was appointed Chief Fire Officer in 2005 and Director for Community Protection and Chief Fire Officer in 2011. In 2013 Roy also became Chief Executive for the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner.