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Cleveland and North Yorkshire PCCs Lead The Way in Collaboration


Michael Porter is now Chief Finance Officer for the PCCs for Cleveland and North Yorkshire.

The Police and Crime Commissioners for Cleveland and North Yorkshire are leading the way when it comes to collaboration.

Barry Coppinger and Julia Mulligan have agreed to share the post of Chief Finance Officer between their offices.

Michael Porter, Chief Finance Officer for the PCC for Cleveland, will now split his time between Cleveland and North Yorkshire.

The Chief Finance Officer is responsible for advising the Police and Crime Commissioners on all financial matters, ensuring that public money is used appropriately and that services provided are value for money.

Barry Coppinger said: "One of my five main priorities is to forge better links between agencies and I’m delighted that as Police and Crime Commissioners, we are able to take this opportunity to share services.

"I will continue to encourage further collaboration opportunities with partner agencies and emergency services so that we can make the best use of our limited resources."

Julia Mulligan said: ""As Police and Crime Commissioner, I want to ensure we get best value for money for the public purse, and sharing some "back-office" resources is just one of many ways that we are working to do this in North Yorkshire. I'd like to welcome Michael to the team, and I look forward to working with him to ensure we manage resources efficiently in all areas of our activity."

Michael Porter said: "I am pleased to have been appointed to the role and I look forward to working with both Commissioners to ensure that public funds are spent in the most efficient way to deliver a value for money service."


Posted on Friday 25th July 2014
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