Roy Wilsher, OBE

HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services Roy Wilsher, OBE

Roy Wilsher, OBEBiography

Roy began his career in the Fire Service in 1981, in North London. He became Senior Divisional Fire Safety Officer and was responsible for 11 boroughs in North and West London.

Roy became a Chartered Engineer in 2000 and was project lead for the restructure of London Fire Brigade in 2001. He became Assistant Commissioner for Fire Safety in London in 2002.

In 2004 Roy joined Hertfordshire as Deputy Chief Fire Officer and was appointed as Chief Fire Officer in 2005. From April 2013 to March 2017 he was also Chief Executive for Hertfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, and had numerous successes within this service.

In 2017, Roy was appointed as the first Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council.

He has played and continues to play a significant role on a national and international level. His achievements include being the strategic lead for the UK rescue response for the Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011 as well as being a member of the Expert Panel and advising the government following the Grenfell tragedy.

Roy was awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal QFSM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2013, and was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list in 2007.

Roy was appointed as HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services in October 2021.

National role

Roy Wilsher is the senior responsible owner of:

  • fire and rescue inspections
  • domestic abuse

Regional role for police forces

Roy Wilsher is Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary for the Eastern Region and deals with the following police forces:

Regional role for fire & rescue services

Roy Wilsher is Her Majesty’s Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services for the Eastern Region and deals with the following fire & rescue services: