Meet the Team

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Staff Facts & Figures

Staff Facts and Figures

 10 Full time members of staff, including the PCC: 77%

3 Part time member of staff: 23%

  • Are women: 62%  Are men: 38%
  • Are, to the knowledge of the elected local policing body, members of an ethnic minority: 16%
  • Have, to the knowledge of the elected local policing body, a disability (within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010): 16%
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The Police and Crime Commissioner

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s role is a busy one, but the PCC is supported by an Executive Team who help to shape the delivery of the policing agenda across the county and help action key executive decisions on a daily basis, and a team of Administrative staff. Together they make up the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).

PCC Salary £71,400

Anna Villette – Interim Chief Executive

Anna joined the OPCC earlier this month to undertake the monitoring officer role on a temporary basis and to carry out a review of the OPCC. Anna has more than 20 years’ senior leadership experience working in and around local government and the emergency services, including time as a local councillor where she served on a police and crime panel.

Gavin Chambers – Chief Finance Officer

Gavin is responsible for financial matters and supports the PCC during the annual budget and council tax setting process. The post holder is responsible for: 

  • Professional leadership and management of financial arrangements as the Commissioner’s statutory financial officer, incorporating all financial aspects of corporate governance.

  • Leading on the financial and contractual arrangements for commissioned services and the financial management of contracts/funding and grant agreements on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire.

  • Working with colleagues, Bedfordshire Police Force and other partners to develop and implement strategy and to resource and deliver the Commissioner’s strategic objectives sustainably and in the public interest.

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed

Wayne Humberstone – Head of Delivery

Wayne has nearly three decades of experience around various elements of Policing and also has responsibility for the day to day oversight of the staffing and projects within the OPCC.

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed.

Simon Powell – Head Of Victim Support & Community Grant

Simon is the Head of Victim Care and manages the Signpost Hub.

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed

Phil Eaton – Project Manager Policing and Contact

Phil manages projects set by the OPCC Chief of Staff to support the PCC’s priority area objectives. 

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed

Antonina Belcheva –  Commissioning Lead and Safer Streets Project Manager

Antonina supports the annual commissioning process and ensuring compliance with policy and process throughout the year on commissioning. Working with the commissioner individuals or organisations to ensure delivery of objectives agreed.  

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed

Katie Beaumont – Transparency Manager

Katie assists the Chief Executive with all compliance and governance issues. She leads on all complaints which are received from the public. Katie is also the Eastern Regional Lead for the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme.

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed

Bethany Coles – Compliance and Commissioning Officer

Bethany assists the Transparency Manager with all compliance duties.

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed

Zoe-Jade Fraser – Events, Community, Partner and Youth Engagement Officer

Zoe is the Events, Community, Partner and Youth Engagement Officer for the OPCC. She is responsible for organising community events and engaging with partners in line with the PCC priorities.

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Mary Robinson – Contacts Officer

Mary is responsible for dealing with all lower level complaints received by the OPCC and liasing with the Force to ensure they are dealt with.

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed

Leanne Friel – Communications Officer

Leanne is the liaison between the organisation, the public, and the media to ensure that the activities of the PCC are relayed appropriately and on time.

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed

Gemma McCormack – PA to the PCC

Gemma is the executive personal assistant to the PCC and Chief Executive

Gifts and Hospitality – None declared