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006/2013 – Appointment of Independent Member of the Joint Audit Committee – 09 January 2013

Executive Summary and recommendation:

In accordance with the statutory Code of Practice for Financial Management in the police service, Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables must establish joint Audit Committees made up of persons independent of the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner and the Police Service. The arrangements for the Joint Audit Committee were put in place by way of Decision Notice 02/2012.

The Joint Audit Committee for North Yorkshire currently has 3 vacancies for such independent persons. This proposal recommends the appointment of David Portlock, who also serves as an independent member on the North Yorkshire County Council’s Audit Committee. Mr Portlock has a professional background of financial analysis. The Chief Constable has been consulted and assents to the appointment.

Police and Crime Commissioner decision:

That David Portlock be appointed as a member of the Joint Audit Committee.

Signature Date 09 January 2013
Title Police & Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire

Tick to confirm statement √
Director/Chief Officer Jeremy Holderness – Chief Executive has reviewed the request and is satisfied that it is correct and consistent with the NYPCC’s plans and priorities.
Legal Advice Legal advice has been sought on this proposal and is considered not to expose the PCC to risk of legal challenge.
Financial Advice The CC CFO has both been consulted on this proposal, for which budgetary provision already exists or is to be made in accordance with Part 1 or Part 2 of this Notice
Equalities Advice An assessment has been made of the equality impact of this proposal. Either there is considered to be minimal impact or the impact is outlined in Part1 or Part2 of this Notice.
I confirm that all the above advice has been sought and received and I am satisfied that this is an appropriate request to be submitted for a decision 09 January 2013
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