Secretariat

The Team

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    Susannah Hancock

    Chief Executive

    Tel: 07860 912600

    Email: Susannah.hancock@apccs.police.uk

    Susannah started her career as a probation officer in London, before moving on to managing multi-agency Youth Offending Teams in a number of south London boroughs. She joined the Youth Justice Board, initially as its Head of London and then as National Head of Performance, working across England and Wales to deliver on a national programme to reduce youth re-offending and prevent young people offending.

    She went on to work for the London Criminal Justice Board as its Director of Reducing Re-offending, leading a cross agency team to deliver a programme of Criminal Justice reform across London.
    Susannah’s roles, prior to joining the APCC, included Assistant Chief Executive of the national charity Victim Support, and most recently, Chief Executive for the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in Essex.

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    Oliver Shaw

    Director of Strategy and Operations

    Tel: 07714 399762

    Email: Oliver.shaw@apccs.police.uk

    Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Oliver has a Business Degree and is a qualified Technical Author.
    His role is to support the Chief Executive in delivering the APCC Business Plan. This includes working across the Policy, Communications and Business Support teams, to ensure the smooth running of the Association and the delivery of services to our Members.

    After working at Victoria Police for five years in a policy police staff role, he moved to the United Kingdom in 2004. He was responsible for Licensing and Gambling Policy at the London Borough of Camden, during significant changes for local authorities, introduced by the respective 2003 and 2005 Acts. Oliver has worked at the APCC since its establishment in November 2012.

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  • Cat McIntyre

    Cat McIntyre

    Head of Policy

    Tel: 07714 399754

    Email: Cat.mcintyre@apccs.police.uk

    Cat has worked at the APCC since its inception in various policy manager roles; she also worked for the predecessor body for several years, again in various policy roles. In the latter she was notably largely responsible for supporting the national work that enabled the local transition from Police Authorities to PCCs to take place.

    Prior to that, she worked in various roles in the private sector, ranging from big City law firms to film festival events manager.

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  • Simon Efford

    Senior Policy Manager

    Email: Simon.efford@apccs.police.uk

    Simon’s role is to support Police and Crime Commissioners in relation to finance and resources issues. He has been involved in the evolution of the national Police Resources submission work over the past few years and he is central to the current Joint Stakeholder approach to the programme. Simon has also coordinated and briefed PCCs in relation to work on Core Grant Distribution and on wider issues related to resourcing the Service.

    Prior to joining the APCC, Simon worked at MOPAC, leading on Thematic Scrutiny programmes for the Civil Liberties Panel. He has also worked as a Senior Intelligence Analyst at the National Community Tensions Team and at the Metropolitan Police in the Diversity Directorate.
    Simon has a Masters Degree in Criminology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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  • Mark Darby

    Senior Policy Manager

    Email: Mark.darby@apccs.police.uk

    Mark joined the APCC in July 2015 and is the Senior Policy Manager covering the CJS and Victims’ Portfolios.
    Mark was formerly a Civil Servant and has an extensive background in Criminal Justice policy, including working at the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, HM Prison Service and the London Criminal Justice Board.

  • Andrew Tremayne

    Senior Policy Manager

    Email: Andrew.tremayne@apccs.co.uk

    Andy joined the APCC in December 2013 and is a Senior Policy Manager covering three portfolios: Citizens in Policing; Standards and Leadership; and Workforce.
    He has extensive industrial relations experience across the Public Sector. Prior to working for the APCC, he was part of the Workforce team at the Local Government Association.

  • Paul Dutton

    Senior Policy Manager

    Email: Paul.dutton@apccs.police.uk

    Paul joined the APCC in January 2017 as Senior Policy Manager covering the Police Technology, Digital and ICT portfolio.

  • James Hughes

    Senior Policy Manager

    Email: James.hughes@police.co.uk

    James joined the APCC in February 2017.
    His role is to support Police and Crime Commissioners in helping with two of the five reform strands that will contribute to delivering the Policing Vision 2025: these strands are Business Enablers and Local Policing. James co-ordinates the work of the relevant Oversight Boards and represents the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners on various programme, strategy and advisory Boards.

    Prior to joining the APCC, James was for 10 years a senior Civil Servant, more latterly in the Department for Energy and Climate Change. Before that, James was seconded to the Foreign and Commonwealth office and headed up their Trade Policy team in Washington DC for 5 years.

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  • Edward Smithwick

    Senior Policy Manager

    Email: Edward.smithwick@apccs.police.uk

    Eddie is currently seconded to the APCC from Merseyside OPCC.
    He joined the team in September 2017 as a Senior Policy Manager for Fire and Emergency Services Collaboration. He has been heavily involved in supporting PCCs with Fire Governance reforms linked to the Policing and Crime Act.

    His role is supporting PCCs with awareness and advice around their options on Fire Governance, as well as representing Commissioners at meetings with the Home Office.
    Eddie is also responsible for supporting PCCs with Emergency Services collaboration and sits on the National Emergency Services Working Group with colleagues from the NPCC, NFCC and AACE.
    Additional responsibilities include managing the Association’s Mental Health and Custody portfolio.
    In his previous work, Eddie gained valuable experience at Police Authority and PCC offices on commissioning, custody visiting and transition planning. He also worked with the APCC’s partner association APACE, to develop PCC election guidance and he contributed to Fire Business Case guidance.

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  • Darryl Preston

    Senior Policy Manager

    Email: Darryl.preston@apccs.police.uk

    Darryl Joined the APCC in 2017 and is the Senior Policy Manager covering specialist capabilities, including Fraud/Cyber and Forensics.
    Darryl was formally a Police Officer, having worked in the MPS, Cambridgeshire and Essex in a variety of roles, most latterly as a Senior Detective and Collaboration Programme Manager.

  • Toby Reeves

    Policy, Communications and Support Officer

    Email: Toby.reeves@apccs.police.uk

    Toby joined the APCC in February 2017, and leads on the work of the APCC Alcohol and Substance Misuse Portfolio, as well as providing policy and communications support to the wider team and secretariat services to the Independent and Plaid Cymru Commissioners Group.

    Prior to joining the APCC, Toby was a Researcher in the office of a Member of Parliament, and graduated with a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Bristol.

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  • Richard Denham

    Policy, Communications and Support Officer

    Email: Richard.denham@apccs.police.uk

    Richard joined the APCC in January 2017, and leads on the portfolio work of the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Portfolio, as well as providing secretariat services to the Labour Police and Crime Commissioners’ Group.
    Prior to joining the APCC, Richard worked in the public sector in both the UK and Japan, graduated with a Masters of Science in Social Sciences at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and managed an All-Party Parliamentary Group.

  • Will Pryce

    Policy, Communications and Support Officer

    Email: Will.pryce@apccs.police.uk

    Will joined the APCC in January 2018 as Policy, Communications and Support Officer. Will is the Policy Lead for the International and Strategic Policing portfolio and the Brexit Working Group.
    In addition, he provides Secretariat support to the 20 members of the Conservative PCC Group.

    Prior to joining the APCC, Will worked as a Public Affairs Manager for one of the UK’s largest retail associations. He was a Campaign Manager and Advisor in the West Midlands during the 2015 General Election, and has previously worked in the Welsh Assembly and the European Parliament.

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  • Jamie Hurst

    Communications Manager

    Jamie joined the APCC in September 2016 and has overall responsibility for the Association’s Communications.
    Jamie has a background in Communications, Parliamentary and Public Affairs and significant experience of working in the Policing and Criminal Justice sector.

  • Clarissa Hawthorne

    Communications Adviser

    Email: Clarissa.hawthtorne@apccs.police.uk

    Her role involves developing and delivering a programme of external communications for the Association to enable its Members to convey their national policy priorities to the public, the wider Policing family, as well as Criminal Justice stakeholders and the Government.

    Nationally, she also led communications for The Police ICT Company, on a 14-month secondment.

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  • Dawn Osborne

    Office Manager

    Email: Dawn.osborne@apccs.police.uk

    Dawn Osborne – Office Manager/ PA to Chair and Chief Executive
    Dawn organises all APCC events, which includes General Meetings, APCC/NPCC Joint Summit and APPG, the daily running of the office, and Secretariat duties for both the Chair of the APCC and the Chief Executive.


Working across the APCC and NPCC to deliver the Policing Vision 2025

  • Jacky Courtney

    Director of Police Reform Development

    Email: Jacky.courtney@apccs.police.uk

    Since September 2016, Jacky has been the Director of Police Reform Development, working with the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and the National Police Chiefs' Council; she supports the Police Reform and Transformation Board to deliver the Policing Vision 2025.

    Jacky has extensive experience of Policing and the Criminal Justice sector. Her previous roles include: heading the regulatory function of the Law Society as a member of the Society’s Management Team; Chief Executive of the Criminal Cases Review Commission; Chief Executive of West Midlands Police Authority; and Chief Executive for the Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands.

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  • Alexandra Campbell

    Police Reform Support Officer

    Email: Alexandra.campbell@apccs.police.uk

    Alex joined the Police Reform Team in October 2017.
    Working across the APPC and NPCC, she supports the Police Reform and Transformation Board in implementing the Policing Vision 2025.
    Having graduated with a Law degree from the University of Kent, Alex worked in Brussels and in Kosovo before joining the APCC and the NPCC.

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