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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 annual report for the year 2021/22.
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 Ombudsman, the finance committee of a clinical commissioning group, and 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.
Karen has worked in internal audit within Government all of her career. While completing her training she worked in local government in Wales and latterly Kent. During the course of her eight years with Kent County Council she provided assurance over a breadth of activities including the magistrates service, the education service and social services as well as leading on audits of Kent Police.
Karen subsequently spent 18 years in the Home Office fulfilling various roles including Head of Internal Audit for the National Crime Agency and the Independent Police Complaints Commission, as well as Head of Audit for HM Passport Office and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (now the Disclosure and Barring Service).
Karen is currently a Group Chief Internal Auditor with the Government Internal Audit Agency. Having fulfilled this role for the Department of Work and Pensions she recently changed portfolio and has responsibility for the Department for Health and Social Care.
Having had a career in or around policing Karen finds the sector interesting and, as a resident, she is passionate about giving back to the area in which she lives.