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Audit and Governance

Joint Audit Committee

As part of the Financial Code of Practice, we are required to establish an independent Audit Committee to provide independent assurance to the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable on the adequacy of the risk management framework, the internal control environment and the integrity of the financial reporting and annual governance processes.

Committee Members

The committee members as from 1 April 2021 are:

  • Rachel E Barber - Chair
  • John Cunliffe
  • Julie Perkins
  • Allan Rainford
  • One Vacancy - current recruitment ongoing

If you wish to contact any member of the Joint Audit Committee, please contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in the first instance on or telephone 01492 805486.

Governance Board

The purpose of the Joint Governance Board is to oversee the corporate governance arrangements for the Police and Crime Commissioner and North Wales Police, and to record these arrangements on an ongoing basis.

The Board is chaired by the Chief Finance Officer and members include the Chief Executive Officer, Director of Finance and Resources, Head of Finance, Finance Control Accountant, Chief Information Officer, Head of Information Standards and Compliance, Force Audit and Inspection Team, Member of the Joint Audit Committee and a member of the Internal Audit Team.

The Joint Governance Board was suspended on 13 August 2019 with the intention of transferring the work to the Assurance Board, but, following a review is reinstated from March 2020.

Full terms of reference of the Board can be seen here.

Minutes of the Joint Governance Board