Meet the team – Fire

Meet the team at North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire and Rescue Authority Statutory Officers

Jonathan Dyson – Head of Paid Service


Jonathan Dyson
Chief Fire Officer
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Senior Information Risk Owner – Mathew Walker

Mathew Walker
Interim Deputy Chief Fire Officer
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Simon Dennis – Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer


Simon Dennis
Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer

The Chief Executive works with the Commissioner, the Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer, the Chief Finance Officers and other senior managers to ensure delivery of the Commissioner’s vision, strategy and priorities and ensures rigorous scrutiny of operational activities. Further details about Simon Dennis.

Michael Porter – Chief Finance Officer

Michael fulfils the Chief Finance Officer and Section 151 Officer role on a part-time basis, being also Cleveland PCC’s Chief Finance Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Further details about Michael Porter.

Organisation structure

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North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority

  • Chief Fire Officer Jonathan Dyson
  • Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Director of Service Delivery, Mat Walker
    • Group Manager – Craven and Harrogate District Tony Peel
    • Group Manager – Hambleton and Richmondshire District Bob Hoskins
    • Group Manager – Scarborough and Ryedale District Marc Warren
    • Group Manager – York and Selby District
  • Area Manager Director of Assurance James Manning
    • Group Manager – Operational Assurance Mark Naylor
    • Group Manager – Operational Training Chris Neal
  • Area Manager Director of Transformation Dave Winspear
    • Group Manager Transformation Ben Cairns
  • Area Manager Director of Capabilities Tom Hirst
    • Group Manager – Prevention and Protection Pete Gregory
    • Group Manager – Response and Resilience Andy Creasey
  • Managing Director of enable Ray Ward

Fire and Rescue Authority team makeup

  • Of the XX staff currently in post, XX are women,  XX are men.
  • XX are from an ethnic minority.
  • XX has a registered disability.

Updated 4 November 2022