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The team

Susannah Hancock

Chief Executive

Tel: 07860 912600

Susannah started her career as a probation officer in London, before moving on to managing multi-agency Youth Offending Teams in a number of south London boroughs. She joined the Youth Justice Board, initially as its Head of London and then as National Head of Performance, working across England and Wales to deliver on a national programme to reduce youth re-offending and prevent young people offending.

She went on to work for the London Criminal Justice Board as its Director of Reducing Re-offending, leading a cross agency team to deliver a programme of Criminal Justice reform across London. 

Susannah’s roles, prior to joining the APCC, included Assistant Chief Executive of the national charity Victim Support, and most recently, Chief Executive for the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in Essex.

Marcus Roberts

Director of Policy and Strategy

Tel: 07714 399762

Marcus joined the APCC as Director of Policy and Strategy in 2019 from the City of London Corporation, where he worked as Head of Strategy and Performance. Before this he held a variety of senior policy and strategy roles in the voluntary and community sector and local government, including Director of Policy and Strategy and Chief Executive at DrugScope, Head of the Policy and Parliamentary Unit at Mind and Senior Strategy and Policy Advisor at Essex County Council.

He has been a member of the Home Office’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs and the Ministry of Justice’s Criminal Justice Council, and has advised many organisations including the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Lankelly Chase Foundation, Social Finance Ltd, RSA and UK Drug Policy Commission on mental health and substance misuse issues. He was one of the architects of the Making Every Adult Matter coalition to improve support for adults with complex needs. He is currently chairing the Board of the Essex Recovery Foundation.

Cat McIntyre

Head of Corporate Governance

Tel: 07714 399754

Cat has worked at the APCC since its inception in various policy manager and governance roles; she also worked for the predecessor body for several years, again in various roles linked to policy, governance and project management.  In the latter she was notably largely responsible for co-ordinating and supporting the national work that enabled the local transition from Police Authorities to PCCs to take place.

Dawn Osborne

Office Manager/PA to Chair and Chief Executive 

Dawn organises all APCC events, which includes General Meetings, APCC/NPCC Joint Summit and APPG, the daily running of the office, and Secretariat duties for both the Chair of the APCC and the Chief Executive.

Simon Efford

Senior Policy Manager

Simon's role is to support Police and Crime Commissioners in relation to finance and resources issues. He has been involved in the evolution of the national Police Resources submission work and he is central to the current Joint Stakeholder approach to the programme.

Mark Darby

Senior Policy Manager

Mark joined as the Senior Policy Manager covering the CJS and Victims' Portfolios.

Andrew Tremayne

Senior Policy Manager

Andy is a Senior Policy Manager covering three portfolios: Citizens in Policing; Standards and Leadership; and Workforce.

Paul Dutton

Senior Policy Manager

Paul is Senior Policy Manager covering the Police Technology, Digital and ICT portfolio.

James Hughes

Senior Policy Manager

James joined the APCC in February 2017 to support Police and Crime Commissioners in helping provide oversight regarding the Business Enablers and Local Policing reform strands that contribute to delivering the Policing Vision 2025.  Currently James is supporting delivery of some of policing’s key business enabler programmes such as the National Enabling Programmes and BlueLight Commercial and he is the APCC representative operating within the Home Office led Hub which supports the Strategic Change and Investment Board for Policing.  Before joining the APCC James held various posts in Government over 30 years, the last as Deputy Director for International Climate Change Strategy, Engagement and Analysis at what was the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

Eddie Smithwick

Senior Policy Manager

Eddie is a Senior Policy Manager for our work with PCCs to prevent crime and develop local partnerships. This involves supporting PCCs to provide leadership on crime prevention, working with PCCs and national partners to improve bluelight collaboration and assisting PCCs in reducing ‘non-crime demands’ on police time while improving outcomes for vulnerable people around mental health, custody and substance misuse.

Richard Denham

Policy Officer

Richard leads on the portfolio work of the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Portfolio, as well as providing secretariat services to the Labour Police and Crime Commissioners’ Group.

Will Pryce

Policy Officer

Will joined the APCC in January 2018 and is our policy lead for the Local Policing and Partnerships Portfolio, which supports PCCs on matters relating to neighbourhood policing. Additionally, Will provides policy support for the International Policing and Strategic Policing Requirement portfolio, Roads Safety portfolio and Retail and Business Crime portfolio, and rural crime.

Will provides secretariat for the 19 members of the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Group.


Jamie Hurst

Head of Communications and Public Affairs

Jamie joined the APCC in September 2016 and has overall responsibility for the Association’s Communications. Jamie has a background in Communications, Parliamentary and Public Affairs and significant experience of working in the Policing and Criminal Justice sector.

Clarissa Hawthorne

Communications Adviser

Clarissa's role involves developing and delivering a programme of external communications for the Association to enable its Members to convey their national policy priorities to the public, the wider Policing family, as well as Criminal Justice stakeholders and the Government. 


Simon Talbot

Corporate and Governance Support Officer

Simon provides secretariat support for APCC Board Meetings and General Meetings, the NPCC Audit and Assurance Board, and the APCC Independent and Plaid Cymru Group. Prior to joining the APCC, Simon worked in local government developing projects creating safer communities in high crime areas and for a crime prevention charity undertaking local performance assessments for the Home Office.

Chloe Butcher

Public Affairs Officer

Chloe joined the APCC in April 2020 and leads on public and parliamentary affairs activity as well as providing media and communications support. Previously, Chloe worked in collaboration with the APCC as part of the Joint Portfolio Team which provided scrutiny and oversight of the Police Transformation Fund portfolio.

Alex Campbell

Police Transformation Policy Officer

Alex is the Policy Lead for the Serious Violence Portfolio. She also supports PCCs to provide leadership on Police Transformation and Police Public Contact, including 101 and Single Online Home (SOH). She joined the APCC in October 2017 to support PCCs in delivering the Policing Vision 2025.  Prior to that, she worked in Brussels and in Kosovo.



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