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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)
Caroline Westall Business Programme Manager
Vicki WaskettHead of Governance & Compliance (Deputy Monitoring Officer)
Cath Marriott(Currently on Secondment to HMPPS) Head of Partnerships & Community Safety
Helen WakeHead of Victims Services
Jules BottazziHead of Violence Prevention Partnership (VPP)
Charlotte RobertsExecutive Assistant to the PCC and Chief of Staff
Rachael MartinigCorporate Accountant (Deputy Chief Finance Officer)
Becky CollinsSenior Assistant Accountant
Isobel PowleyFinance Assistant
Neil ShovellChief Internal Auditor
Amy ShearnPrincipal Auditor
Sierra ReidComplaints Review Manager
Jim Katouzian Governance Manager
Gary EvansPolicy Development Manager (Policing & Performance)
Lisa HonessTrust & Confidence Manager
VacantGovernance Officer & ICVS Manager
Lalitha GeddadaAdmin Support Officer
Sarah StokesCommunications & Engagement Manager
Ashley SellwoodCommunications & Engagement Officer
Alana StockdaleCommunications & Engagement Officer
Wendy WalkerVictim Services Manager
Candy HeinrichVictim Services Manager
Anna KenningtonVictim Delivery Officer
April SmithPartnerships Delivery Manager
Stephen CzajewskiPartnerships Delivery Manager
Jacob NurdanPartnerships Delivery Officer
Rachel BattsActing Head of Partnerships & Community Safety
Jessica NgeneProject Support Officer
Aaron CheungStrategic Analyst
Elizabeth BrownPartnership Analyst
Justin ThomasPartnership Analyst
Nazia AhmedVictims First Team Leader
Eddie HammettData Quality Officer
Janet JonesVictims First Officer
Sarah SwellVictims First Officer
Michelle Richards Victims First Officer
Natalie WongVictims First Officer
Jay EllamsVictims First Officer
Daniel SpencerVictims First Officer
VacantVictims First Officer
Sandra HarrisVictims First Officer
Reshma SharmaVictims First Officer

View the staff structure of the OPCC. You can find out more details about senior employees employed by the OPCC using the button, below:

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.