PCC announces the appointment of new Chief Finance Officer
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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Police and Crime Commissioner Darryl Preston has confirmed the appointment of a new Chief Finance Officer.
Following the official approval of his appointment at a meeting of the Police and Crime Panel, Phil Trussell will replace present Chief Finance Officer, Matthew Warren.
Phil, who is married with two grown-up children, will have a statutory responsibility for ensuring the Commissioner’s finances are well-managed, reported and accounted for.
He will act as a professional advisor to the Commissioner on all financial matters, including the financial strategy, the capital programme and budget setting and monitoring.
Darryl said: “Phil’s experience and skills make him ideally suited to take on the role of Chief Finance Officer and I warmly welcome him to the team.
“Commissioners are responsible for allocating and managing vast public resources. The Chief Finance Officer’s role provides vital scrutiny and strategic direction of this process to ensure PCCs execute their financial responsibilities in a cost-effective way and to the highest standards. Phil will be an important asset to the team.”
Phil will work closely with Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Director of Finance and Resources and the management team, providing advice and guidance on all financial issues while ensuring proper systems of control are in place and properly administered.