The Team

Meet our fire safety professionals and wider team members who help deliver our market leading products and services.



John Smeaton


John was appointed Chairman of the FPA in 2019; having...

Jonathan O'Neill OBE

Managing Director

Jonathan began his career in the insurance industry...

Dr Jim Glockling

Technical Director

Jim joined the FPA in 2002 after beginning his career at...

Howard Passey

Director of Operations

Howard joined the FPA in 1992 as...

Jo Griffin

Head of HR and Support Services

Jo joined the FPA in 2014 having worked with Formula One...

Claire Wright

Head of Training and Digital Services

Claire joined the FPA in 2006 and has a history of learning...

John Briggs

Commercial Director

John joined the FPA in 2015 after a long career...

Gary Martin

Commercial Sales Manager

Gary joined the FPA in 2019, having spent 11...

Jamie Wyatt

Sales Account Executive

Jamie joined the FPA in 2017. Prior to this...

Katie Baldwin

Training and Membership Operations Manager

Katie joined the FPA in 2015, having previously worked...

Freyja Green

Membership Engagement and Retention Officer

Freyja joined the FPA in 2018 with experience in...

Charlotte Horwell

Membership and Publications Officer

Charlotte joined the FPA in 2020 after relocating...

Dale Kinnersley

Principal Consultant

Dale joined the FPA in 2018 after beginning his...

Ian Walters

Principal Consultant

Ian joined the FPA in 2019 and has worked in the...

George Edwardes

Technical Consultant

George joined the FPA in 2014 with experience as a...

Charlotte Collins

Marketing and Communications Manager

Charlotte joined the FPA in 2021. She began her marketing...

Melissa Harrison

Events Manager

Melissa joined the FPA in 2013 and has worked in events for...

James Stone

Digital Specialist

James joined the FPA in 2018, having previously worked in...

Anna Magro

Fire Advisory Services Manager

Anna joined the FPA in 2020 and is responsible...

Robbie Shurmer

Fire Advisory Services Coordinator

Robbie joined the FPA in 2017. He supports our Fire...

Karen White

Training Administrator

Karen joined the FPA in 2021 and has 14 years'...

Fiona Silvester

Financial Controller

Fiona joined the FPA in 2021, having previously...

Michael Adams

Operations Manager

Michael joined the FPA in 2021 with many...


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