Meet the Team

OPCC Organisational Structure - Last updated16.05.22

Staff Facts & Figures

Staff Facts and Figures

 11 Full time members of staff, including the PCC: 79%

3 Part time member of staff: 21%

  • Are women: 64%  Are men: 36%
  • 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%

Festus Akinbusoye – 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

Gifts and Hospitality LogPlease click on the link to view the PCC Gifts and Hospitality Log.

Notification of Disclosable Interests Log – Please click on the link to view the PCC Notification of Disclosable Interests Log. 

Land/Premise owned and/or leased by the PCC – Please click on the link to view the log of land and premises owned and/or leased by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire.

Anna Villette – Interim Chief Executive

Anna joined the OPCC 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.

Gifts and Hospitality log – Nothing Claimed

Anna.Cuthbert@beds.police.uk

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

Gavin.Chambers@beds.police.uk

Wayne Humberstone –  Director of OPCC Operations

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

Wayne.Humberstone@beds.police.uk

Simon Powell – Head Of Victim Services and Commissioning 

Simon is the Head of Victim Services and manages the Bedfordshire Victim Care Services (BVCS) hub.

Simon.Powell2@beds.police.uk

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.

Philip.Eaton@beds.police.uk

Gifts and Hospitality log – Nothing Claimed

Antonina Belcheva –  Commissioning Lead and Safer Streets Project Manager

Antonina supports the annual commissioning process and ensures compliance with policy and process throughout the year on commissioning, working with the Commissioner, individuals or organisations, to ensure delivery of objectives.

Gifts and Hospitality log – Nothing Claimed

Antonina.Belcheva@beds.police.uk

Katie Beaumont – Head of Governance and Transparency

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.

Katie.Beaumont@beds.police.uk

Gifts and Hospitality log – Nothing Claimed

Bethany Coles – Compliance Officer

Bethany assists the Transparency Manager with all compliance duties.

Bethany.Coles@beds.police.uk

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.

Zoe-Jade.Fraser@beds.police.uk

Gift-and-Hospitality log

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.

Mary.Robinson2@beds.police.uk

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.

Leanne.Friel@beds.police.uk

Gifts and Hospitality log – Nothing Claimed

Gemma McCormack – Personal Assistant to the PCC

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

Gemma.McCormack@beds.police.uk

Gifts and Hospitality – Nothing Claimed

Cara Gavin – Early Intervention and Reducing Reoffending Project Manager

Cara is responsible for supporting the PCC, Chief Executive and the Senior Management team in delivering and project managing for the Early Intervention and Reducing Reoffending elements in the Police and Crime Plan.

Cara.Gavin@beds.police.uk

Gifts and Hospitality – Nothing Claimed