Candida Brudenell has joined Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service as our new Assistant Chief Fire Officer.
Candida brings with her a wealth of local government experience, having spent the last 33 years with Nottingham City Council. She joined the council as an apprentice town planner and has undertaken several roles, overseeing projects in the voluntary sector, Education department, and Children and Adult Services, before being appointed Assistant Chief Executive / Corporate Director of Strategy and Resources.
In her final role with the city council, she had responsibility for corporate functions including Finance, HR, IT, Procurement and Communications and Marketing.
Chief Fire Officer John Buckley said: “I am delighted to be able to welcome Candida into the Service and look forward to seeing what we can learn from her wealth of experience in the public sector.
“Her appointment marks a significant change for us and one that I feel will be extremely positive going forward.”
Candida’s first official week was spent on annual leave, with her first day ‘in the office’ being today (Monday 22 June).