Mr. William Brown Acquaye was born on
16th February 1954 in Cape Coast. Married with 4 children. A
product of St. Augustine’s College Cape Coast... APSU 1972 year group
and Ghana National College.
Pursued a diploma course in Geodetic
Engineering at KNUST joined the Ghana Education Service after national
service with the Ghana Highway Authority in Cape Coast.
Taught mathematics at Ghana National College
and St. Augustine’s College, and St. Theresa’s Minor Seminary at
Amissano, near ape Coast. Left the GES at the superintendent grade and
joined GNFS in 1986.
At GNFS he pursued various courses, both
academic and professional. He possessed a post-graduate diploma in
Organization Development (OD), and currently working on his thesis for a
Masters degree in OD with the UCC—OCIC partnership programme.
For his professional and career development,
he is a product of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College
Junior Division Course 36 and the Fire Service College in the United
Kingdom. Courses pursued at the Fire
Service College include; Leadership and
Management, International Operational Command and Divisional Command.
He also pursued a course in Olympic
Solidarity at Greenhill, GIMPA, and a Senior Management course at the
School of Administration, University of Ghana.
He has attended and chaired several
seminars, workshops and exhibitions, both locally and internationally.
These include: International Workshop on Combustion Diagnosis and
Optical Techniques, 23th World Conference of International Organization
Development Association (IODA), Annual General Meeting of the World
Rescue Organization (WRO), Cardiff, UK, World Trauma Challenge, Cardiff,
UK, World Extrication Challenge, Cardiff, and the National Ambulance
His work experiences include:
Housemaster, Ghana National College,
Senior Housemaster, St. Augustine’s
Instructor at Fire Academy and training
Director of Sports of GNFS
Staff Officer to the Chief Fire Officer
Commandant of the Fire Academy and
Director of Training, Finance and
Currently the Director of Operations and
Second in Command to the CFO, a position he has held since 2005. He
was also the Regional Commander for the Gt. Accra, Central and
Eastern regions and member of the respective Regional Security
He was a guest lecturer at the Ghana
Armed Forces Command and staff College, the Police College and the
Prisons Officers Training School.
2. Aside his professional works experience,
other appointments held, some of which he still holds include:
Secretary to the Security Services
Sports Council (SESSCO)
Member of the erstwhile Fire Service
Chairman of the Technical Advisory
Committee of the FSC
Member of the Emergency Response
Committee of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority
Member of the steering Committee of the
National Ambulance Service (NAS)
Hon. Member of the erstwhile Cape Coast
A Director of Organization Capacity
Improvement Consultants (OCIC)
Member of the Board of Governors of St.
He was keen and powerful sportsman in
his youthful days and won many laurels in short putt.
Discus and javelin events during Inte-Co
Games, Ghana University sports Association (GUSA) games and West
Africa University Games (WAUG).
He also led the Athletics Team of Ghana
to the World University Game (FISU) in Mexico City in 1979.
His hobbies are throwing of objects and
He has several nick-names, some of which
Jim Brown, Double Man and Boulder.