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Steve Hamm

Steve Hamm

Chief Executive Officer, Institution of Fire Engineers

In his role as CEO of the IFE, Steve is committed to ensuring the organisation continues to evolve to meet the future needs of its members. From leading change from within to nurturing collaboration across the global fire industry, his focus is on driving the IFE’s mission to advance and improve the knowledge, practice and recognition of all fire professionals, to enable an increasingly fire safe world.

Steve has been an active member of the IFE throughout his career serving as a past Chair of the IFE board of directors, a former International President as well as being involved in many IFE professional standards committees. He has served on the committee of the London branch for many years.

Steve brings more than 25 years’ experience in the Fire and Rescue Service, serving in operations, fire safety and training in both county and metropolitan areas. His last appointment
was as Assistant Commissioner with the London Fire Brigade. Steve then became Head of London resilience and led the coordination of the London Resilience Partnership.

Steve is a qualified Chartered Engineer. He holds a BEng(Hons) from the University of Central Lancashire and an MSc from the University of London, together with a post-graduate qualification in strategic leadership from the University of Warwick. He completed six year’s in the Royal Air Force at the start of his career.