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Details of senior employees who work as part of the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Thames Valley

The two statutory roles that every Police and Crime Commissioner must have are Chief Executive (Chief of Staff),  and Chief Finance Officer, (Treasurer):

Chief Executive – Gillian Ormston

Gillian became Chief Executive 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: £127,085

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: £120,000

Other senior employees

Job TitleRoleSalary (£)
Director of Service DeliveryProvide strategic leadership across the OPCC in relation to service delivery, to deliver a high quality, adaptable, flexible, and sustainable support service.77,500
Director of Strategy & PerformanceProvide strategic leadership across the OPCC in relation to strategic planning and performance monitoring, to deliver a high quality, adaptable, flexible, and sustainable support service.77,500
Head of Governance and ComplianceMonitoring and dealing with complaint reviews and general oversight of governance issues together with dealing with legal matters, which may arise including applications for judicial review. In addition the post holder is also the Data Protection Officer (a statutory position) for the OPCC.67,467
Head of Partnerships & Community SafetyManagement of the relationship between the PCC and key partners, including 14 Community Safety Partnerships, to drive funding towards and delivery against shared priorities.66,119
Corporate AccountantLead production of the PCC and TVP annual Statement of Accounts, oversee treasury management activities, manage the OPCC finance function and deputise for the CFO.66,119
Chief Internal AuditorLeading the internal audit service for both the OPCC and Thames Valley Police.67,467