Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan confirmed Andrew Brodie as the new Chief Fire Officer of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.
His appointment was confirmed at a public hearing held by the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime panel on Thursday 18th July.
Mr Brodie was recommended to the Panel following a rigorous interview process which included the opportunity for North Yorkshire partner organisations to meet and question Mr Brodie.
Andrew has acted as Interim Chief Fire Officer, for the past six months and has a particular commitment to diversity issues. He was appointed into the interim position on secondment from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service where he spent five years on the Senior Management Team as Assistant Chief Fire Officer, helping to develop the service by leading the Service Support and Service Delivery functions.
In addition to Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, Andrew has worked in both London and Cumbria Fire Brigades. He has also taken on roles nationally as lead on the design and structure of National Operational Guidance and lead for the Audit Commission on Fire Policy.