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About Tom Winsor and his role

On 1 October 2010 the Home Secretary appointed Tom Winsor to lead the most comprehensive review of police officer and staff pay and conditions in over 30 years, to improve service for the public and maximise value for money.

The Home Secretary also appointed former West Midlands chief constable sir Edward Crew, to act as the policing advisor to the review.  Tom Winsor will also be assisted by Richard Disney, Professor of Labour Economics at Nottingham University.

Tom Winsor is a partner with city law firm White & Case, which he joined in July 2004 after five years as the UK's rail regulator and international rail regulator. He was brought up in Broughty Ferry, Dundee and studied law at Edinburgh university. He qualified as a lawyer in 1981.

Sir Edward Crew was chief constable of West Midlands police from 1996 until his retirement in 2002. He was a police officer for over 40 years.

Richard Disney is Professor of Labour Economcis at Nottingham University. He has also worked at the universities of London, Kent at Canterbury, Reading, Strathclyde and Addis Ababa. He is a Research Fellow of the Institute for Fiscal Studies and has worked with the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

As part of the review process, Tom Winsor has embarked on an open and transparent consultation exercise with police officers, staff and a wide range of representative bodies including the police federation, police superintendents’ association, association of chief police officers, association of police authorities and unison. He has also undertaken an extensive series of visits and meetings with all the groups likely to be affected by the review’s conclusions and recommendations.

If you would like to comment on any part of the review please contact us.

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