Niall took on the role of Chief Executive Officer at the ASFP at the start of 2017, having been the Association’s Technical Officer since 2010.
As CEO he provides leadership and direction to the ASFP’s aims to protect life, property and the environment through educating all those involved in the design, development, specification, installation and maintenance of ‘built in’ fire protection. Niall presents at numerous seminars across the country on behalf of the ASFP and is passionate about raising standards across the industry.
As the ASFP’s Technical Officer he was responsible for all the Association’s technical output , including the recently revised Yellow, Red, and Blue Books, the Best Practice Guide to Passive Fire Protection in Construction, the ASFP Guide to Passive Fire Protection for Fire Risk Assessors and many other publications. He managed several technical committees which provided the technical focus for the association.
Niall started working in fire in 1979, graduating to managing Warrington Fire’s fire test laboratory and co-ordinating their European activities. He drafted the first 12 fire resistance test methods for CEN and from 2007 to 2009 he was President of EGOLF, the European organisation of fire testing laboratories and certification bodies.