Magistrates' Association Chief Joins PCC Team
David Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, has appointed the head of the Magistrates’ Association as his new chief executive.

Chris Brace JP, who has also run a housing association and was campaigns director at the Royal Association of Disability Rights, will join the PCC’s office following the confirmation hearing of the Police and Crime Panel.

He replaces the previous chief executive Roy Wilsher, who will become chair of the National Fire Chief’s Council in April.  Roy is also the Chief Fire Officer for Hertfordshire.

David Lloyd said:

“Chris has held a number of senior positions and his focus on criminal justice makes him a perfect fit for the role of Chief Executive.

Working to reform the criminal justice system in Hertfordshire is a key priority for my second term as Police and Crime Commissioner and Chris will play a central role in doing this.”

At the panel meeting, the Commissioner also paid tribute to Roy Wilsher’s work over the past 4 years.

“I’d like to thank Roy for the hard work he’s done in partnership working with other agencies and wish him well in the new role.”

The appointment of Chris Brace will be confirmed subject to references and other checks.