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Durham Commissioner's proposal of new Chief Finance Officer confirmed


Gary Ridley

Durham Commissioner’s proposal of new Chief Finance Officer confirmed

 Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Ron Hogg, has announced the appointment of a new Chief Finance Officer. The appointment was confirmed by the Police and Crime Panel at their meeting on Thursday 5th December.

 Mr Gary Ridley who has been appointed to the office is the current Chief Finance Officer to the Chief Constable, a role he has carried out since January 2009

 At present Mr. Ridley is employed by the PCC but under the direction and control of the Chief Constable. From 1st April 2014 it is expected that Mr. Ridley will transfer to the employment of the Chief Constable under Stage 2 staff transfer arrangements. From this date the PCC will obtain Chief Finance Officer services from Mr. Ridley via a service level agreement with the Chief Constable

 The Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable Joint Audit Committee have also considered a report regarding a single individual carrying out both Chief Finance Officer roles and they will continue to monitor the arrangement.

Mr Hogg said:

“I am pleased that the Police and Crime Panel have confirmed the appointment of Mr Ridley, who I believe has the requisite experience and competencies needed for the position. He brings a wealth of police and public sector experience which will be vital as we continue to address the Government cuts to our budget”.

Of his appointment, Mr Ridley said:

“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to work with the PCC and his staff as part of helping to deliver the PCC’s police and crime plan.”

Posted on Wednesday 11th December 2013
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