Chris Bland

Chief Finance Officer

Chris is designated as the Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) statutory Chief Finance Officer and as such is responsible for ensuring that the financial affairs of the PCC are properly administered as well as being the PCC’s advisor on financial matters.

Chris joined the team in July 2007, having previously worked as a qualified accountant in the National Health Service in Suffolk since 1988.

From 1 May 2015 until 31 March 2016, Chris fulfilled the roles of Chief Finance Officer for both the PCC and Chief Constable for Suffolk.  More information can be found here: 27 – 2015 – Chief Finance Officer Arrangements without Appendix B.  In March 2016 the PCC agreed to continue this arrangement until further notice.  More information can be found here: 19 – 2016 – Chief Finance Officer Arrangements

Telephone: (01473) 782771 (OPCC) / (01473) 782705 (Constabulary)

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy – Role of the Chief Financial Officer (PDF, 260KB)