Gotts named FIA chairman
13 November 2017
THE FIRE Industry Association (FIA) has confirmed the appointment of Derek Gotts as its new chairman at its AGM in London.
Mr Gotts takes the baton from previous chairman Martin Harvey who has held the post for 10 years. For Martin’s long years of service, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented by CEO Ian Moore. Gotts was previously chair of the FIA’s FIRESA (fire and rescue suppliers) Council and comes with a wealth of experience from his many years working within the fire industry.
Speaking on the appointment , Ian Moore said: “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.”