The Joint Audit Committee scrutinises internal processes, spending and risk management policies. It also has the power to review finance issues referred by the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Chief Constable and monitor internal control processes, audit reports and the annual statements of accounts.

Members are paid a daily rate of £211.50 (half rate for half days).

Read the Joint Audit Committee's Annual Report for 2019-20.

Meeting dates

The next Joint Audit Committee meetings will take place on:

  • 10 July 2020 at 10am
  • 9 September 2020 at 10am
  • 11 December 2020 at 10am

All Joint Audit Committee meetings are held in the Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Kent Police HQ, Sutton Road, Maidstone, ME15 9BZ.

Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings but should notify the OPCC in advance, by calling 01622 677055 or by email. Members of the media wishing to attend should call 01622 604343.​

Joint Audit Committee meeting papers are published below:

Audit Committee members

Since 2001, Malcolm has been an Independent Business Consultant working with a number of major companies in the UK and overseas (inlcuding BP PLC) and has a successful record in financial and operational trouble-shooting. Prior to this, Malcolm had a 20-year career as a senior executive with Burmah Castrol PLC, working in places such as Australia and the US.

Malcolm has considerable knowledge of financial, project and strategic management and of corporate governance. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and has worked with a number of UK voluntary organisations and charities, helping to develop business plans and improve performance.

Malcolm moved to West Sussex in mid-2014, which meant him standing down as an independent member of the Wiltshire Police and Crime Panel. He is currently Finance Director and Trustee of Mathematics in Education and Industry ("MEI"), a charity focused on improving the quality of mathematics teaching and learning.

He is married with two sons and interested in sport, travel and reading.

David spent the early part of his career as an academic at the universities of Bath and Birmingham before qualifying as a chartered public finance accountant. He has wide experience in public sector financial management and held board-level posts for 15 years in policing organisations including as the first Accounting Officer for the College of Policing.

David currently works as a finance practitioner which he combines with a number of non-executive roles.  He is a member of the Citizens Advice audit and risk committee, the audit and risk committee of the Valuation Tribunal Service, the Housing Obudsman, the finance committee of a clinical commissioning group and of two local authorities’ audit and standards committees.

David is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s regulatory panel and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.

Vivienne's career was in the Civil Service. She retired from the Office of Fair Trading where she was Chief Executive for its closure. Her early career was in the Home Office. A qualified accountant, other roles included Director of Resources at the Health and Safety Executive, and Chief Executive of the Police Information Technology Organisation.

Since retirement Vivienne has focused on charity trustee roles and she chairs several finance and/or audit committees. She is also heavily involved in school governance, has been on the Interim Executive Board of a school in special measures, and now chairs two education governing bodies.

Vivienne is married with two adult children. Apart from family, home and garden - and a passion for modern architecture -  she enjoys doing very little, preferably in Italy.