International Speaker: Niall Rowan

Niall started working in fire in 1979 graduating to managing Warringtonfire’s (Exova) test laboratory operations. He drafted the first twelve fire resistance test methods for CEN in the 1990s and from 2007 to 2009 he was President of EGOLF, the European organisation of fire testing laboratories and certification bodies. 

In 2009 Niall became the ASFP’s Technical Officer, responsible for the Association’s technical output, including the recently revised Yellow, Red, and Blue Books, the ASFP Guide to Passive Fire Protection for Fire Risk Assessors and many other publications. 

Niall took on the role of Chief Operations Officer at the ASFP at the start of 2017 providing leadership and direction to the ASFP’s aims to ensure professionalism in the design, development, specification, installation and maintenance of Passive Fire Protection. 

In early 2018 Niall became the ASFP’s Chief Executive Officer where he continues to work with government, agencies and other stakeholders. He currently spends much of his time involved with fallout from the horrific Grenfell Tower fire and sits on the Building Regulations Advisory Committee which is revising the statutory guidance to the Building Regulations in the wake of the tragedy.