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Former Steering Group

Affiliations and job titles of steering group members were correct during the lifetime of the project (2012 – 2017), but may now have changed.

Jonathan Aylen

Director of External Relations, Manchester Institute for Innovation Research, and Senior Lecturer, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester; Co-investigator and steering group member of FIRES seminar series.

Steven Barnes

Civil Contingencies Secretariat (CCS), Cabinet Office; member of England and Wales Wildfire Forum.

Simon Thorp

Director of the Heather Trust; Vice Chair of England and Wales Wildfire Forum; member of the Scottish Wildfire forum; Director of Scotland's Moorland Forum; member of FIRES seminar series steering group.

Paul Hedley

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service; Chair of Chief Fire Officers’ Association (CFOA) Wildfire Group; founding member of England and Wales Wildfire Forum.

Phil Philippou

Resilience Adviser in the Resilience and Emergencies Division at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), the Government Department within whose remit wildfire risk falls; wildfire lead for DCLG.