​​​​Bob joined Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service in 2002 and is the Service’s Director of People and Development. His responsibilities includes all​​​​ aspects of an employee’s career from recruitment, promotion, through to leaving the Service. His role also incorporates responsibility for the Occupational Health Unit. Bob ​is an advisor to the National Joint Council for Firefighters.


His previous roles before joining the Service were primarily in the Rail Industry and encompassed the full spectrum of human resources activity having commenced employment as a paybill clerk and finishing within British Rail with responsibility for the Employee Relations of 35,000 staff within the engineering sector. On privatisation he became Director of Human Resources for the North West Rail franchise, before moving to a similar role in a further and higher education establishment in Poole.

He moved back to his adopted North West in 2001 with a role at Manchester City Council.