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BAFSA Appoints New Chief Executive

BAFSA CEOBAFSA has appointed Keith MacGillivray MBE as its new chief executive.

MacGillivray, who will take up the reins from the outgoing Stewart Kidd (whose title is Secretary General), will be responsible for all aspects of management and development of of the Association and the support of the Association’s volunteer leadership.

The former Chief Advisor on fire and rescue service matters to the Scottish Government is currently also coordinator of Sprinklers Scotland. MacGillivray served in the Strathclyde and Glasgow Fire Brigades from 1974 to 2008, when he retired as Assistant Chief Fire Officer.

Working as a fire consultant and expert witness since 2009 MacGillivray recently stepped down as Director of the NFPA’s Fire Services Section.

He is also a one-time National Chairman of the Fire Fighters Charity and was awarded the MBE for services to the charity in the 2007 New Year’s Honours List.

“I am delighted that Keith has accepted the position as our new chief executive,” said BAFSA chairman John McCann.

“As an existing member of the BAFSA team we can look forward to a seamless transition and his wide experience and management experience will provide strong leadership and direction in the future”.

Commenting on his new role MacGillivray said: “I have long been a strong advocate of automatic fire sprinklers. I look forward to the challenge of promoting the wider use sprinklers throughout the UK and continuing the work to promote BAFSA as the foremost organisation for fire sprinkler development in the UK.

“In particular, I will be developing the education and qualification profiles of BAFSA Members and promoting additional benefits for BAFSA members.”

MacGillivray will join BAFSA in September 2015 and work alongside Stewart Kidd  to ensure a smooth transition of stewardship.

“Taking over from Stewart Kidd will be a hard act to follow and I recognise how much has been achieved by BAFSA over the last 40 years,” added MacGillivray.

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