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4 January 2018 – 874.2017-18 – How many chief executives are we paying for?

Question received via Twitter Gwen Swinburn

Dear Gwen,


I write in connection with your request for information which was received by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner on 10 November 2017.

Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding to your request.


I note you seek access to the following information:

Dear @Julia_Mulligan how many chief executives are we paying for? You don’t log receipt/answer compliance dates? northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk

Extent and Result of Searches to Locate Information

To locate the information relevant to your request searches were conducted within the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC). I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by the OPCC.


I have today decided to disclose the located information to you.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Joanna Carter commenced her role within the OPCC on 01 May 2013 and is still presently employed in that role. Joanna Carter’s salary can be found published here;

There is currently an interim CEO, in place since 01 August 2016. Fraser Sampson was appointed to this role under secondment from the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire with effect from 01 August 2016. He was appointed on a 0.9 FTE basis, and does not cost the OPCC more than its substantive post. Further details on the arrangement and his salary are detailed in the hyperlinks

Pursuant to the exemption provided for by Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, full disclosure is not currently possible in respect of the rights of the individuals involved. However, in seeking to be as open and transparent as possible, the PCC has committed to publishing any financial consequences from any permanent changes in the Chief Executive arrangements, of any kind, on the PCC’s website once they are determined and can lawfully be disclosed.

Please note that systems used for recording information are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data. It should be noted therefore that the OPCC’s response to your questions should not be used for comparison purposes with any other responses you may receive.

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4 January 2017 – 874.2017-18 – How many chief executives are we paying for