FIA names new chairman

FIA names new chairman

DEREK GOTTS was named chairman of the Fire Industry Association (FIA) at its AGM earlier this week.

THE FIA stated that Mr Gotts ‘takes the baton’ from the previous chairman Martin Harvey, who has served in the role for 10 years. Mr Gotts was previously chair of the FIA’s FIRESA (fire and rescue suppliers) Council, and brings a ‘wealth of experience from his many years working within the fire industry’.

At the AGM and lunch event, chief executive Ian Moore awarded Mr Harvey with a Lifetime Achievement Award, stating: ‘Martin has been the FIA Chairman for the last 10 years having been elected to post at the very first FIA AGM. Under Martin’s chairmanship and guidance, we have seen the FIA grow significantly in terms of the number of members, influence and credibility. We have added four new Councils, bought our own premise, and become an awarding organisation.’