Matthew Grove to propose new Chief Executive

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Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove will propose Martin Scoble as the new Chief Executive of his office to the Humber Police and Crime Panel next week.

Martin is currently a Major in the British Army and, if appointed, will replace current Chief Executive Kevin Sharp who retires at the end of March. The Commissioner is required by law to appoint a Chief Executive, who also acts as monitoring officer to support and advise him in developing and delivering his strategic objectives, and complying with his statutory duties and responsibilities, they are also responsible for the management of the Commissioner’s office and staff.

Matthew Grove said: “My Chief Executive is a critical player in supporting me in my work and Kevin’s retirement presented an opportunity to find someone who will bring new ideas, skills and experience to my team.

Martin clearly demonstrated that in his military career he has developed all the outstanding leadership qualities and experience to fit into the role of Chief Executive, including strategy development, partnership working and scrutiny.

Although he works in a different environment, it was obvious to the appointments panel that his past experience was considerable and his range of skills will transfer across to the Office of PCC to lead and benefit my team. I have also used this opportunity to make further savings in my office by making a 10% reduction in the salary set by the previous Police Authority.”

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