Role of Acting Chief Executive Officer, Office of Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Decision

To cover the role of Chief Executive Officer during the secondment of the incumbent post holder, establish the post of an Acting Chief Executive Officer to be filled by the current Deputy Chief Executive from 11th May 2020

Decision Summary

The current Chief Executive, Dorothy Gregson, has been seconded to the role of Deputy Regional Director and NHS Regional Director of Public Health for the East of England to help the response to the Corvid-19 pandemic. It is anticipated this will be for a period of six months.

As required by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 the Police and Crime Commissioner must appoint a person to be head of the Commissioners staff a role often referred to as Chief Executive Officer.

The Acting Police and Crime Commissioner based on the recommendation of the current CEO agreed that her Deputy CEO, James Haylett would become the Acting Chief Executive and monitoring Officer for the Office of Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner to cover the incumbent’s secondment. This is anticipated to be for an initial period of six months, however this may be extended if the need arises.

The acting CEO will take on all the duties associated with the role of Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer.