Our leadership team is comprised of industry experts with a unique combination of experience and knowledge to support our clients’ needs and our company's continued success.

Graham Wiles

Managing Director

Graham has been involved in steering and developing the IFC Group over the past thirty years, into a recognised leading professional fire safety practice, offering our clients a high quality independent service on all fire safety issues.

The ethos Graham is trying to instill in the IFC Group is the delivery of technically sound independent advice which is of the highest calibre and quality, delivering added value to our clients.

Jon Pagan | MA (Cantab), CEng, MIFireE

Director of Fire Safety Engineering

Jon is Director of Fire Engineering at IFC. He is a Chartered Fire Engineer with the IFE and is also Chairman of the Fire Engineering Council of the Fire Industry Association.

With over 23 years experience within the fire engineering industry, Jon has developed expertise in all areas of fire engineering in almost all types of buildings, including many high profile and complex developments. In addition, he regularly works as an Expert Witness providing fire engineering expertise on a range of projects.

Jon’s role at IFC is to provide technical support and leadership to the fire engineering division within IFC, as well as helping improve and develop the operational systems and processes within the business as a whole.

Tim Clements | MSc, CBuildE, MRICs, MIFireE, MCABE

Director of Fire Safety Engineering

Tim is a Director of Fire Safety Engineering at IFC and is part of the team applying Fire Safety Engineering to buildings, structures and processes.

Tim was with IFC between 2000 and 2003 and returned in 2012 after holding Director Positions at two other fire engineering practices in the interim. Tim’s role is to provide technical expertise, along with his extensive experience of leadership and delivery to ensure that the company maintains its high standards of technical expertise and client satisfaction.

Hugh Forster | B.Sc., CEng., MIFireE

Director of Fire Safety Engineering

Hugh is a director of the Fire Safety Engineering section of IFC, having recently joined the business after a long career in the insurance industry. He is a Chartered Fire Engineer and has over 25 years experience in the fire safety and insurance industries.

Hugh is an interviewer for Chartered Engineer membership of the Institution of Fire Engineers, having held that status himself for more than 20 years. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Birmingham.

Hugh provides technical expertise and leadership as IFC develops a wider client offering to encompass fire risk management including asset protection and business resilience as well as life safety.


Our experienced team can assist you with advice on any fire safety issues and with expanding offices throughout the UK and overseas our team are able to offer local advice wherever you need it. Please complete our enquiry form, so we can assess your requirements.
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