Judges

George Edwardes – Fire Protection Association (FPA)
Richard Fogelman – National Security Inspectorate (NSI)
Jules King – Women in the Fire Service UK (WFS)
Dr Justin Maltby-Smith – British Approvals for Fire Excellence (BAFE)
Ian Moore – Fire Industry Association (FIA)
David White – Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM)

 

* We are currently in the process of deciding the judges for the 2024 FREAs, newly appointed judges will be added here in the near future. Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for the most recent updates regarding our esteemed panel of judges.

George Edwardes

Fire Protection Association (FPA)

George joined the FPA in 2014 with experience as a research and development engineer. During his time with the organisation he has held a multitude of roles focused around managing fire tests and providing consultancy, including as Laboratory Manager, Project Manager, and Technical Consultant.

Richard Fogelman

National Security Inspectorate (NSI)

Richard Fogelman became Chief Executive of NSI in March 2023. Prior to joining NSI Richard spent almost a decade as CEO of a leading national charity supporting bereaved young people. He has a law degree and over 15 years’ management experience having worked in London’s financial markets at numerous banks and financial firms.

Jules King

Women in the Fire Service UK (WFS)

Jules works for East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (ESFRS) and is the Assistant Director for People Services. She is also the Chair of Women in the Fire Service UK (WFS).

She has been involved with WFS for over 20 years and attended the very first ‘Networking Women in the Fire Service’ conference in 1996.

Dr Justin Maltby-Smith CEng FIET CMgr FCMI

British Approvals for Fire Excellence (BAFE)

Justin Maltby-Smith joined the BAFE Fire Safety Register as Group Managing Director in January 2022. Prior to this appointment Justin had an esteemed career in the electrotechnical sector holding senior positions within leading certification bodies, NAPIT and Certsure/NICEIC.

Ian Moore

Fire Industry Association (FIA)

Ian is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Fire Industry Association (FIA). The FIA, with over 1,100+ member companies, is a not-for-profit trade association with the aim of promoting the professional status of the UK fire safety industry; all of its members hold 3rd party accreditation.

David White

Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM)

David White is a renowned fire safety professional who has spent over three decades in the industry. He is a former president and current chairman of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM), one of the most prestigious and respected organisations in the field of fire safety.