Chair of the board

Kirsty Darwent

Head and shoulders image of Chair of the Board, Dr Kirsty Darwent smiling in front of a grey SFRS crest

Dr Kirsty Darwent

Took up office as Chair on 11 December 2017 having served on the SFRS Board since the Service’s inception.


She has wide ranging leadership experience within the charitable and public sector and a professional background as a Chartered Psychologist and Systemic Psychotherapist.

She has a substantive governance experience and is the Chair of the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board, Chair of Relationships Scotland, a Director with the Family Therapy Training Network and the former Vice-Chair of the Board of NHS Ayrshire and Arran Director.

She is committed to widening diversity and a collegiate culture that ensure that different perspectives contribute to board effectiveness.

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  • People Committee
  • Remunerations, Appointments and Nominations Sub-Committee
  • Integrated Governance Forum (Chair)
  • Service Delivery Committee
  • Change Committee

Register of interests

Information on the exact nature of the requirement under each category can be found in the Code of Conduct for Board Members of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.


  • Chair, Scottish Agricultural Wages Board
  • Chair, Redress Scotland

Related Undertakings

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Houses, Land and Buildings

  •  None

Shares and Securities

  • None

Non-Financial Interests

  • None

Other Interests

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