The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) supports the PCC in his role.
The OPCC staff provides support in a number of areas including strategic financial policy and planning, audit, performance monitoring and scrutiny, governance and compliance, service commissioning, grant funding and partnerships, communications and engagement, press and media, the delivery of the Victims First Service and general administrative duties.
The two statutory roles that every Police and Crime Commissioner must have are Chief Executive, and Chief Finance Officer, (Treasurer).
|OPCC Staff Member||Position|
|Gillian Ormston||Chief of Staff (Head of Paid Service & Monitoring Officer)|
|Martin Thornley||Chief Finance Officer (Deputy Chief of Staff)|
|Vicki Waskett||Head of Governance & Compliance (Deputy Monitoring Officer)|
|Cath Marriott||Head of Partnerships & Community Safety|
|Helen Wake||Head of Victims Services|
|Charlotte Roberts||Executive Assistant to the PCC and Chief of Staff|
|Rachael Martinig||Corporate Accountant (Deputy Chief Finance Officer)|
|Becky Collins||Senior Assistant Accountant|
|Isobel Powley||Finance Assistant|
|Neil Shovell||Chief Internal Auditor|
|Amy Shearn||Principal Auditor|
|Sierra Reid||Complaints Review Manager|
|Jim Katouzian||Governance Manager|
|Gary Evans||Policy Development Manager (Policing & Performance)|
|Lisa Honess||Governance Officer & ICVS Manager|
|Lalitha Geddada||Admin Support Officer|
|Sarah Stokes||Communications & Engagement Manager|
|Ashley Sellwood||Communications & Engagement Officer|
|Alana Stockdale||Communications & Engagement Officer|
|Wendy Walker||Victim Services Manager|
|Candy Heinrich||Victim Services Manager|
|Anna Kennington||Victim Delivery Officer|
|April Smith||Partnerships Delivery Manager|
|Jacob Nurdan||Partnerships Delivery Officer|
|Rachel Batts||Partnerships Project Manager|
|Jessica Ngene||Project Support Officer|
|Aaron Cheung||Strategic Analyst|
|Elizabeth Brown||Partnership Analyst|
|Justin Thomas||Partnership Analyst|
|Nazia Ahmed||Victims First Team Leader|
|Eddie Hammett||Data Quality Officer|
|Janet Jones||Victims First Officer|
|Sarah Swell||Victims First Officer|
|Michelle Richards||Victims First Officer|
|Lydia Barmpa||Victims First Officer|
|Natalie Wong||Victims First Officer|
|Jay Ellams||Victims First Officer|
|Daniel Spencer||Victims First Officer|
|Lesley Gorman||Victims First Officer|
|Sandra Harris||Victims First Officer|
|Reshma Sharma||Victims First Officer|
View the staff structure of the OPCC.
Please see below details (as of 31 March 2023) on the proportion of OPCC staff who:
- Are women – 67.5% (27/40)
- Are, to the knowledge of the elected local policing body, members of an ethnic minority – 17.5% (7/40)
- Have, to the knowledge of the elected local policing body, a disability (within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010) – 12.5% (5/40)
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley is based on the first floor of The Farmhouse, Thames Valley Police HQ, Oxford Road, Kidlington OX5 2NX. Victims First is located on the ground floor of the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Pincents Kiln Industrial Park, Newsham Court, Calcot, Reading RG31 7SD.
Please Note: In addition, the Office of the PCC will continue to receive general business support services and specialist professional advice and support provided by staff located within Thames Valley Police and employed by the Chief Constable. These services are being provided under section 2(5) and paragraph 7(1) of Schedule 2 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.
Chief of Staff – Gillian Ormston
Gillian became Chief of Staff on 5th September 2022.
Prior to that Gillian was Talent Manager for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police. During 2011 – 2017 she set up and ran her own Learning and Development consultancy business, and previously spent 23 years at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), working with senior government ministers to deliver ministerial agendas, such as Liaison and Diversion Services.
Gillian has recently been working in partnership with Women of Colour in Policing (WoCiP) to implement talent management solutions aimed to retain and support Women of Colour in developing their policing career. She is also the Vice-Chair of the board of Trustees of the Disability Resource Centre, based in Flitwick (Bedfordshire).
Gillian’s role is to support and advise the PCC in developing and delivering his strategic objectives, as expressed through the Police and Crime Plan, and his statutory duties and responsibilities.
She also has the role of Monitoring Officer and responsibility for the direct overall management of OPCC staff.
Salary: £103,683 p.a. (Sept 2023)
Chief Finance Officer – Martin Thornley
Martin took up post as Chief Finance Officer on 8th August 2022. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has previously worked at the University of Oxford and Great Western Railway.
As Chief Finance Officer for the PCC the main priorities of his role are: value for money for taxpayers; financial strategy and budgeting; risk management; audit and governance; treasury management; financial reporting and the annual statement of accounts.
Salary: £93,837.48 p.a. (Aug 2023)