Open and Transparent Quality Mark 2016/17

Independent audit committee

The purpose of the independent audit committee (IAC) is:

  • To provide independent assurance to the police and crime commissioner and the chief constable regarding the adequacy of the risk management framework and the associated control environment.
  • To provide independent scrutiny of the force's and OPCC's financial and non-financial performance (to the extent that it affects their exposure to risk and weakens the control environment).
  • To oversee the financial reporting process (adapted from CIPFA Audit Committees Practical Guidance for Local Authorities p9)

All meetings of the IAC are open to members of the public.

The terms of reference of the IAC are attached here.

The IAC membership comprises:

Devon and Cornwall OPCC

Nicola Allen (Treasurer)

Frances Hughes (Chief executive)


Dorset OPCC

Alexis Garlick (Treasurer)

Simon Bullock (Chief executive)


Independent members

Steve Haworth (Chair)

Helen Donnelen (Vice-chair)

Jo Norton

Mark Seymour


Devon and Cornwall Police

Sandy Goscomb (Director of finance)


Dorset Police

John Jones (Chief finance officer)


External auditor, KPMG


Future meetings

 Date Venue  Attendance   Associated papers
Friday 8th December 2017 Dillington House  Open to public  



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