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Andy Roe

Deputy Commissioner, Operations

Andy Roe joined London Fire Brigade aged 27 in 2002 following a number of years as a British Army Officer.

After five years as a firefighter and then Crew Manager at Clerkenwell Fire Station, he moved onto West Hampstead as a Watch Manager, with short spells following in the Establishment & Performance Team, Resource Management Centre and Head Quarters departments. He was Station Manager at Wembley, Holloway and Southwark before being promoted to Group Manager Rescue in Operational Policy and then Deputy Assistant Commissioner Operational Policy.

As an Assistant Commissioner he led a review of all of London Fire Brigade’s People Services and was responsible for all of London’s 102 fire stations before assuming his current role as Deputy Commissioner and Director of Operations.

Andy has been the incident commander at a number of significant and major incidents including the Croydon tram crash and the Grenfell Tower Fire.