John BainesBA (Hons) MIFireE
John brings his skills and experience from one of the UK highest performing public bodies to improve performance and safety for people and places across the globe. Through close collaboration with Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, one of the UK’s pioneering and best performing emergency services, John leads Impeller to deliver outstanding global expertise in business performance, risk management, resilience and emergency response for clients around the world.
As a serving Assistant Chief Fire Officer, John has a wide range of experience, including leading people and organisational development; operations; emergency response and resilience; legislative fire safety; community prevention and education, together with leading business redesign and change programmes. John also undertakes strategic command as a key element of his operational role.
John has contributed to a number of national fire and rescue service strategic policy groups; including co-leading the production of National Operational Guidance for Incident Command for the UK Fire Service.
In addition to his fire service career and business interests, John is a former Chairman of the British American Project, a transatlantic leadership network and think-tank.