09 February 2021

Derek Harrington has been the Company Secretary of the FIA since 2007 and decided to step down as part of his retirement plans. Derek has done a fantastic job for the Association over the years and the appreciation for his efforts was clearly indicated by the Board awarding him the illustrious Lifetime Achievement award at the last FIA AGM.

We are pleased to announce that Donald McFarlane, FIA Director and Commercial Director (UK and Ireland) for Honeywell Security & Fire, will take over the role of FIA Company Secretary on the 6th April 2021.

Donald has been in the fire industry for over 35 years & spent the last 20 with Honeywell. Donald started his career as an Electrician and was awarded 'Apprentice of the Year'. He later joined Honeywell as an Area Sales Manager specifically for Scotland and later managed the Gent sales team. He took over his present role of UK Commercial Director at the start of 2018 and brings with him a wealth of knowledge.