Board Members

Donna Jones , PCC for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Donna was elected as Chair of the APCC in July 2023. 

Donna was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in May 2021.

Donna was a Magistrate in Hampshire for sixteen years. When she was appointed by the Lord Chancellor in October 2005, she was the youngest member of the judiciary in England and Wales. From 2014-2018 Donna was the first woman to be elected the Leader of Portsmouth City council in Hampshire.

Donna is Hampshire born and bred.  

Marc Jones PCC for Lincolnshire

Marc was elected as a Vice Chair of the APCC in July 2023. Previously he served as Chair from 2021-23. 

He has been the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire since 2016.

He has previously served as a County Councillor in Lincolnshire, where he was the authority’s executive member for finance and property. He is a former Deputy Leader of Lincoln City Council.

Katy Bourne OBE PCC for Sussex

Katy has served as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex since 2012.

She is a graduate of Aberystwyth University and is married with two sons. She was a successful business woman before entering politics and retains a keen interest in innovative business start-ups including green technologies.

Katy was awarded an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for public and political services in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June 2019.

Emily Spurrell PCC for Merseyside

Emily is in her second term as Police and Crime Commission for Merseyside. She was first elected in May 2021 and re-elected in May 2024. 

Emily is the national lead on Custody and Joint Lead for Criminal Justice on behalf of all PCCS through the Association of PCCs (APCC).

Prior to being elected, Emily was Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, and she served as a Liverpool City Councillor leading on Community Safety.

James Thomson, Deputy Chair of the City of London Police Authority Board

James is the Deputy Chair of the City of London Police Authority Board and Chair of the Police Authority’s Economic and Cyber Crime Committee. The Police Authority Board is responsible for holding the Commissioner of the City of London Police to account.

In July 2021, in line with the APCC's Articles, the other seven Board members agreed to co-op James to the Board to represent the Other Policing Governance Bodies group.

James also sits on the Home Office Fraud Policing Oversight Board, which is where City of London Police is held to account externally for its role as National Lead Force for Fraud and Cyber Crime.