The team

Phil Golding

Chief Executive

Phil Golding was appointed as CEO at the APCC in October 2022. Before that, he held a number of roles in the Ministry of Justice, including Head of the Senior Presiding Judge’s Office, Head of Crime for the South West, Courts’ Manager for Avon, Somerset and Gloucestershire and, in his last role, CEO of the Law Commission. He also sat as a magistrate in Kent until taking up the APCC role.

Marcus Roberts

Director of Policy and Strategy

Marcus Roberts joined the APCC as Director of Policy and Strategy in 2019. Before that he held a number of roles in local government and the charity sector, including Head of Strategy and Performance at the City of London Corporation, Senior Policy and Strategy Advisor at Essex County Council, Chief Executive at DrugScope and Head of the Policy and Parliamentary Unit at Mind.

Carolyn Graham

Head of Governance and Business

Carolyn Graham joined the APCC as Head of Governance and Business In November 2021.  Prior to that Carolyn worked for four years as Head of Private Office for Merseyside PCC, and has extensive experience of working in local and national government, and started her career within the Finance Sector.

Catherine Bithell

Head of Communications and Public Affairs 

Catherine Bithell joined the APCC in September 2023 having worked in senior communications roles in government, for think tanks, trade associations and professional bodies.  Previously she served as Director of Communications for The College of Optometrists, for the innovation body Nesta, the Chartered Quality Institute and Unite trade union.

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.