Who We Are


The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

In order for Mark to successfully carry out his duties he is supported by an Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).


Mark's office is led by the Interim Chief Executive, Susan Field, who is responsible for employing and managing the staff team as well as providing a monitoring role with regard to standards.

Katherine Johnson, the Treasurer, advises Mark on financial matters and the impact of any budget, spending and commissioning decisions, helping Mark to get best value for our communities in these tough times.

Isabel Owen, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, provides support and advice to Mark and leads on the external affairs of the office. Please click here to find out more information about senior staff.

Below are the names and job titles of the staff who work for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.


Staff employed solely to support the Police and Crime Commissioner:

Fraser Sampson*** Chief Executive
Susan Field Interim Chief Executive (Secondment)
Isabel Owen Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner
Katherine Johnson Treasurer
Sophie Abbott Assistant Treasurer
Tricia Holder Head of Delivery
Dee Cowburn Head of Communications
Stuart Piper Safeguarding Adviser **
Karen Grey Casework Manager
Julie Reid Business Support Manager
Elaine Shinkfield Business Support Manager
Kelly Laycock Partnership Manager *
David Smith Victim Services Commissioning/Third Sector Advisor **
Lauren Wray Research Manager (Temporary)
Neil Flenley Research Officer (Temporary)
Sharon Waugh Engagement Manager
Joanne Colley Engagement Officer * (Acting up to Business Support Manager)
Celeste Armitage Engagement Officer (Temporary)
Jayne Davison Senior Contracts Officer (Secondment) **
David Iveson Digital Communications Officer
Julie Dawes Executive Support Officer
Claire Shelley Executive Support Officer (Temporary) *
June Causer Business Support Officer *
Clare Briscoe Business Support Officer (Acting up to Engagement Officer)
Jane Owen Business Support Officer *
Lucy Elliott Business Support Assistant
* Part time
** Externally funded
*** Fraser Sampson has been seconded to North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner's Office for 90% of his contracted hours. West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner retains the remaining 10%. 


Staffing Structure

Click here to view the Structure of the OPCC (PDF 385Kb)

Staff Page

Code of Conduct for Employees

Click here to view the code of conduct for employees of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PDF 36kb)

The Police and Crime Commissioner will publish a statement of policy in relation to the handling of qualifying disclosures (Whistleblowing). Click here to view the Professional Standards (Whistleblowing) Policy (PDF 41kb)

Register of Gifts and Hospitality

Click here to view the register of gifts and hospitality

Page updated 1 August 2017 

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