Board Members

Chair of the APCC - Paddy Tipping PCC for Nottinghamshire

Paddy Tipping was elected as Nottinghamshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner in 2012 and re-elected with an overwhelming majority in May 2016.

A former MP for Sherwood, he now relishes his role overseeing policing and community safety across the county, ensuring the views of local people are heard and taken into account. Throughout his time as Commissioner, he has prioritised the needs of victims of crime and continues to fight a passionate battle with the government to ensure policing receives the funding and resources it needs.

He has been at the forefront of the debate on police funding and the calls for modernisation of the police service. 

On the national level, he chaired the Chair of the Police Reform and Transformation Board, and also sits on the Board of both the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and the Police ICT company. 

During his time as an MP he undertook a number of efficiency studies for the then Prime Minister Tony Blair and was closely involved in the Lawrence Inquiry.

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. Martin is also one of the APCC Vice Chairs.

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.

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 APCC Lead on Retail & Business Crime, and 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.

Roger Hirst PFCC for Essex

Roger Hirst was a Cabinet Member for Essex County Council, and Deputy Leader of Brentwood Borough Council, until he stood down to focus on the PCC campaign. He has over thirty years experience as a leading financial analyst in the City, having run the European investment research divisions of major UK, European and US international banks.

Roger Hirst is one of the Vice Chairs of the APCC and APCC Lead on Funding Formula, CSR and Grants.

Rogers was the first PCC to take on joint governance of fire and rescue services in his area making him the country’s first PFCC (Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner).

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.