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Chair of the APCC - Katy Bourne OBE PCC for Sussex

Katy is also Chair of the Sussex Criminal Justice Board and has been Chair of the Police ICT Company since 2016. In 2015, she was appointed as an advisor to the editorial board of the Guardian Public Leaders Network and was a Director of the Board of the College of Policing (2013-2018). Katy is additionally the Lead of the APCC Portfolio Group on Police Technology & Digital.

She is a graduate of Aberystwyth University and is married with two sons. She was a successful business woman before entering politics and retains a keen interest in innovative business start-ups including green technologies.

Katy was awarded an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for public and political services in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June 2019.

Cllr Simon Duckworth

Simon Duckworth has been an elected City Councillor since 2000. A Member of the City of London’s Police Committee, the police governing body for the City of London Police, since 2002, he completed a four-year term as chairman of the committee in April 2012 and currently serves as both its deputy chairman and as chairman of the City's Economic Crime Board. Simon was the City of London's representative to the APA for matters of specialist and strategic policing. 

Actively involved in the Association of Police Authorities’ (APA) since 2006, Simon served on the APA's Board of Directors and the APA’s Strategic Policing and Police Authority Reform Groups. Simon was Chairman of the National Olympics Security Oversight Group, with a seat on the Home Office’s Olympic Security Board. He sits on both the Home Office’s National Crime Agency Programme Board and its Economic Crime Co-ordination Board, and is also a non-executive director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

Martin Surl PCC for Gloucestershire

Martin Surl was elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire on 15 November 2012. 

As a former senior police officer, Martin worked in policing and crime reduction across the county and in other parts of the UK for the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), which is now the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). For more than 10 years Martin worked with Estonia to help it modernise its police service and develop its crime reduction partnerships. He was an advisor to the European Union and advised the Estonian Government on how it should prepare for EU membership in the field of crime reduction.

Paddy Tipping PCC for Nottinghamshire

Former MP Paddy Tipping was elected as Nottinghamshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in November 2012, and re-elected in May 2016. As an MP he was involved in setting up the public inquiry into the death of Stephen Lawrence.

He is the APCC Deputy Finance Lead. 

Julia Mulligan PFCC for North Yorkshire

Julia Mulligan was elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire on 15 November 2012. 

Julia’s career began in the car industry in Leeds; she then moved to London for a number of years where she led, planned and managed a wide variety of projects on behalf of commercial and public sector organisations. These included McKinsey & Company, the NHS, Department of Health, Department of Trade and Industry, Ford Motor Company and Telstra Telecommunications (the equivalent of BT in Australia).

Arfon Jones PCC for North Wales

Arfon Jones was elected the Police and Crime Commissioner for north Wales on 5 May 2016. 

Arfon Jones is originally from Harlech and now lives in Gwersyllt, Wrexham with his wife Gwenfair. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.

Arfon was previously a councillor for Wrexham Council for the Gwersyllt West ward but stepped down in May 2017, he continues to be a member of the Gwersyllt Community Council.

Arfon had a successful career with North Wales Police from 1978 to 2008 and retired in the rank of Inspector.

Mark Burns-Williamson OBE PCC for West Yorkshire

Mark Burns-Williamson was elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire in November 2012. On 5 May 2016 he was re-elected for a further four year term.

Mark was Chair of the APCC from July 2018 to July 2019.

He is currently the Chair of the National Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery Network (more info). He is also the APCC Portfolio Lead on Serious Violence. 



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