Paul Richardson, Vice Chair and Lay Member for Governance

Paul served with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service for over 33 years across various areas and retired in 2012. He had held the post of Deputy Chief Fire Officer for 9 years, during which time he held board level responsibility for service delivery performance, and strategy and planning.

He studied at the University of Central Lancashire and became a Chartered Fire Engineer in 1997, and is a Life Fellow of the Institution of Fire Engineers, serving as International President during 2008/9.

Paul previously chaired the boards of two charities and is currently an independent member of the Lancashire Police Audit & Ethics Committee.