Vij Randeniya is the Chief Fire Officer of West Midlands Fire Service, having served in the fire service for over 28 years in brigades across the country. He is Vice-President of the Chief Fire Officer’s association, and will serve as President in 2012-13. He also serves as the Chairman of the board of governors for Birmingham Metropolitan College.
Vij believes passionately in the need to support and develop young people, to help them to become the leaders and activists of tomorrow. He strongly supports the aims and objectives of the Uprising Leadership Programme, and is delighted to see it rolled out in his adopted home city of Birmingham. Vij sees Uprising is an innovative and forward thinking programme which will undoubtedly help the young people of the West Midlands to make a real difference to their communities while building on their potential.