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Joint Independent Audit Committee

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The Joint Independent Audit Committee provides independent assurance to the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable regarding the adequacy of the risk management framework and the associated control environment within Thames Valley Police and our office.

Members of JIAC are:

  • Melissa Strange – Melissa Strange is CFO (Chief Finance Officer) for an early stage company in the life sciences sector, having previously served as Vice President, Finance within a US and coUK listed biotech.  Through her current and prior roles, Melissa has overseen internal controls, risk management and governance practices as well as core financial management and strategy.
  • Dr Gordon Woods (Chair) – Gordon Woods is a senior civil servant at the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with experience in major change programmes, strategy and policy.
  • Dr Stephen Page – Dr Stephen Page Stephen is a non-executive director with 17 years risk, growth, governance and strategy experience as a board member in large, complex organisations, both public and private. He has a particular focus on the boardroom issues of the digital age including data stewardship and cyber risk. In his executive career Stephen was the worldwide head of IT/digital strategy and transformation at Accenture and the commercial director of a large global Accenture business.

We are currently recruiting for 3 new JIAC members; two posts will replace members whose terms have recently ended, with a reserve for a third role as other terms complete.

For more information, please visit our vacancies page.

Background documents

Agendas and minutes of JIAC

AgendaRelated documentsMinutes
15 December 202315 December 2023 minutes
6 October 20236 October 2023 minutes
16 June 202316 June 2023 minutes
17 March 202317 March 2023 minutes

AgendaRelated documentsMinutes
16 December 2022Counter Corruption Unit Brief, Fraud, Bribery & Corruption Policy
JIAC Effectiveness Assessment by JIAC updated
JIAC Skills Assessment by JIAC update
Evaluating the Impact and Effectiveness App F by JIAC updated
16 December minutes
7 October 20227 October 2022
Risk Management and Business Continuity – agenda item
7 October minutes
29 July 202229 July minutes
17 June 202217 June minutes
18 March 202218 March minutes

You can view previous years’ agendas and minutes in our archive.