Meet the team – Fire

Meet the team at North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire and Rescue Authority Statutory Officers

Jon Foster – Head of Paid Service


Jon Foster
Interim Chief Fire Officer
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Senior Information Risk Owner – Jonathan Dyson


Jonathan Dyson
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

Accessible Organisation Structure

  • North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Fire and Rescue Authority
  • Interim Chief Fire Officer Jon Foster
  • Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Director of Service Delivery, Jonathan Dyson (Temporary)
    • Group Manager – Craven and Harrogate District
    • Group Manager – Hambleton and Richmondshire District
    • Group Manager – Scarborough and Ryedale District
    • Group Manager – York and Selby District
  • Area Manager Director of Assurance Andy Blades
    • Group Manager – Operational Assurance
    • Group Manager – Operational Training
  • Area Manager Director of Transformation Phil Whild
    • Group Manager Transformation
  • Area Manager Director of Capabilities Dave Winspear
    • Group Manager – Prevention and Protection
    • Group Manager – Response and Resilience
  • Managing Director of enable Ray Ward

Updated 23 November 2021