New interim Chief Executive appointed at Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire (23 Oct 2017)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns Williamson, has appointed a new Interim Chief Executive.

Jayne Sykes, who has worked at West Yorkshire Police since 1987, joined the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner this month. (OCT)

She said: "I am delighted to be selected for the role of Interim Chief Executive at the OPCC.

"I am sure I will strengthen the OPCC leadership team as I bring a unique combination of significant leadership, performance management and collaboration experience from my time with West Yorkshire Police combined with a strong academic and research background.

"I am very much a people person and will work tirelessly with strategic partners, subject matter experts and every member of the OPCC to collaboratively and effectively deliver the Police and Crime Plan for the good of our communities."

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, said: "I am delighted to be able to appoint Jayne Sykes as the Interim Chief Executive at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner following a robust recruitment process.

"Jayne comes to this role with a great deal of understanding having served for over 30 years within West Yorkshire Police and having worked alongside the OPCC specifically in her capacity as Head of Performance Review and Analysis.

"I know how truly passionate she is about the job and I am confident of the commitment and leadership that she will bring to the role, providing strategic direction and advice enabling me to fulfil my statutory roles effectively and efficiently.

"I look forward to Jayne leading the team at the OPCC following our organisational review, working with the public and partners to deliver on the outcomes and priorities contained within the Police and Crime Plan 2016-21 to ensure our communities feel safe."

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