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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 MemberPosition
Gillian OrmstonChief of Staff (Head of Paid Service & Monitoring Officer)
Martin ThornleyChief Finance Officer (Deputy Chief of Staff)
Vicki WaskettHead of Governance & Compliance (Deputy Monitoring Officer)
Cath MarriottHead of Partnerships & Community Safety
Helen WakeHead of Victims Services
Rachael MartinigCorporate Accountant (Deputy Chief Finance Officer)
Colin SimpsonSenior Assistant Accountant
Becky CollinsFinance Assistant
Neil ShovellChief Internal Auditor
Amy ShearnPrincipal Auditor
Sierra ReidComplaints Review Manager
Jim Katouzian Governance Manager
Lisa HonessICVS Manager & Governance Officer
VacantGovernance Support Officer
Sarah StokesCommunications & Engagement Manager
VacantCommunications & Engagement Officer
Ashley SellwoodCommunications & Engagement Officer
Gary EvansPolicy Development Manager
Wendy WalkerVictim Services Manager
Candy HeinrichVictim Services Manager
April SmithPartnerships Delivery Manager
Jacob NurdanPartnerships Delivery Officer
Rachel BattsPartnerships Project Manager
Aaron CheungStrategic Analyst
Charlotte RobertsExecutive Assistant to the PCC & DPCC
Lalitha GeddadaAdmin Support Officer
Eddie FitzpatrickVictims First Hub Manager
Nazia AhmedVictims First Team Leader
VacantVictims First Officer
Janet JonesVictims First Officer
Sarah SwellVictims First Officer
Michelle Richards Victims First Officer
Chloe Carter (currently on 2 year secondment)Victims First Officer
Lydia Barmpa (2 year contract)Victims First Officer
Natalie WongVictims First Officer
Jay EllamsVictims First Officer
Daniel SpencerVictims First Officer
Lesley GormanVictims First Officer
VacantVictims First Officer
Reshma SharmaVictims First Administrator
Edward HammettData Quality Officer

View the staff structure of the OPCC.

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: £95,000 p.a.

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: £85,979 p.a.