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Malcolm Eastwood - 2016 to 2020

Malcolm enjoyed an enviable career serving for 35 years in the Fire & Rescue Service with the West Riding County Fire Service, culminating in his appointment as Chief Fire Officer of the Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service at the age of 40. He subsequently took command of the Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service in 1995 where he served until his retirement in 2004. Besides his ‘Day Job’, Malcolm worked at National level with the Chief Fire Officers Association, CFOA and the Association of Principal Fire Officers (APFO).

Since his retirement from the Service in 2004, Malcolm has continued his work with CFOA and APFO with whom he represents retired Principal Fire Officers. He currently sits as a Scheme Member on the Hampshire Fire & Rescue Authority Pensions Advisory Board and was, last January, appointed as the Chairman of the Firefighters Pension Schemes National Advisory Board, a voluntary position answering to the Secretary of State for Police and Fire within the Home Office.

Malcolm retired from the Board at the end of his four year term of office on 31 March 2020.