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Joint audit committee

The purpose of the joint audit committee (JAC) 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 JAC are open to members of the public.

The terms of reference of the JAC are attached here.

The JAC membership comprises:


Duncan Walton                         Treasurer

Jan Stanhope                            Senior advisor


Adam Morris                              Interim Head of internal audit

Independent members

Steve Haworth                           (Chair)

Helen Donnelen                         (Vice-chair)

Jo Norton

Mark Seymour

Devon and Cornwall Police

Sandy Goscomb                        Director of finance 


Angela Daveney                        Head of technical accounting 

External audit

Chris Rockey                             Grant Thornton assurance manager

Alex Walling                               Grant Thornton associate director, public sector assurance

Future meetings

 Date Venue  Attendance   Associated papers
To be confirmed To be confirmed  Open to public