John Anthony

President, John Anthony MBEJohn Anthony MBE

British APCO President

John is currently working with the Home Office as a Business Partner on the ESN programme having previously served for over 45 years with the London Fire Brigade as the Project Director for ESN Transition, having previously been the Business Change Lead on the Emergency Service Communications Programme (ESMCP) representing the interests of the Fire Service nationally. Previously he served in an operational capacity as Assistant Commissioner where his responsibilities covered Operational Response which included mobilising and the regional control room, incident command policy, incident communications, operational staff deployment and industrial relations.

He represented the London Fire Brigade throughout the ill fated national Fire Control Project and represented the Chief Fire Officers Association as the Senior User on the national Firelink Project which delivered a digital communication capability to the UK Fire Service.

John was made an MBE in June 2014 for services to the Fire and Rescue Service. He became President in March 2017, taking over from Keith Phillips OBE.