Keith has worked in the public sector for over 20 years, starting in the NHS in 1989, where he qualified as an accountant, with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.


He was appointed Deputy Director of Finance at Wyre Housing Association in 1999 before starting his current job with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service in 2001.


He is both the Director of Finance for the Service and also the Treasurer to the Fire Authority, and has overall responsibility for both finance and procurement, as well as leading on Property and Fleet Services.