New Deputy Chief Fire Officer appointed for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
08 February 2022
IWAN CRAY has been confirmed as the new Deputy Chief Fire Officer for the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Following the announced retirement of Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies, who leaves in April, and the subsequent appointment of Deputy Chief Fire Officer Roger Thomas to the role of Chief Fire Officer, Assistant Chief Fire Officer Cray was appointed by the Fire Authority’s Appointments Committee on Monday 31 January.
Councillor Elwyn Williams, chair of the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Authority, said: “It is with great pleasure that I can confirm Assistant Chief Fire Officer Iwan Cray has successfully been appointed as our new Deputy Chief Fire Officer. Iwan has a great track record in executive leadership here at the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service and we’re incredibly fortunate to be able to appoint an individual of his calibre to the role.”
Williams added: “Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies leaves the Fire and Rescue Service in April following an illustrious career and I speak on behalf of the Fire and Rescue Authority when I say that we have full confidence that both Iwan Cray and Roger Thomas will form a strong and forward-thinking team who will drive this organisation into the future.”Commenting on his appointment, Assistant Chief Fire Officer Iwan Cray said: “I want to extend my gratitude to the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Authority in affording me the opportunity to become the new Deputy Chief Fire Officer for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service. While I have no doubt that it will be an incredibly challenging position, I’m excited to work with our newly appointed Chief Fire Officer Roger Thomas and develop and enhance an organisation that continues to deliver an exceptional service for its communities.”