Senior Managers

Head of People Services - Neil Lewis

Neil joined Gwent Police in July 2015 having previously been employed as Human Resources Manager at Newport City Council. Neil has worked in HR for over 15 years after graduating with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from the University of Glamorgan, and completing an MSc in Human Resource Management. Neil is currently developing the Gwent Police Wellbeing Strategy.

Neil has responsibility for: HR, Learning and Development, Occupational Health and Health and Safety.

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Head of Procurement - Paula Corfield

Paula has worked within procurement for 21 years in both private and public sectors. She has worked for Gwent Police for the past 10 years.  

Paula is MCIPS qualified and has a Diploma in Leadership and Management, Paula is also working towards an MSc in Strategic Procurement.

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Head of Estates - Kieran McHugh

Kieran joined Gwent Police in 2001 and has over 30 years post-graduate experience in Estate Management in the banking, leisure, private and government sectors.

Kieran represents Gwent Police on the South Wales Joint Emergency Services Estate Board and on the National Police Estate Group (NPEG). He is responsible for the Estate Strategy, Management of the Estate, Facilities and Uniform and Equipment Stores.

Kieran is a keen sports player and takes part in charity work with Hosanna House & Children's Pilgrimage Trust (HCPT) and The Night Shelter.

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Head of Criminal Justice and Data Management - David Broadway

Dave joined Gwent Police in July 1995 as part of the finance department and has also performed the role of a Business Manager and the Technical Collaboration Manager for Shared Resource Services, before moving into the Criminal Justice world in 2011.

Dave has been the acting Head of Custody, Justice Administration and Data Management since March 2016 and is currently leading on a review of the Justice Administration business area.

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Head of Finance - Lorna Virgo

Lorna joined Gwent Police in June 2017 having previously been employed as Corporate Services Director for a leading Welsh equality charity.  Lorna has a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and Accounting with Financial Management and is an member of the Association of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).  She worked both locally and internationally for the global professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

Lorna has overall responsibility for Financial Strategy, Financial Performance, Statutory and Management Information Reporting, Treasury Management and Exchequer services and is focused on ensuring the department deliver a high quality and customer focused service.

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Head of Corporate Communications - Rhys Jones

Rhys joined Gwent Police in May 2017 having previously occupied senior communications roles at Royal Mail plc and Centrica plc.  He is responsible for development and implementation of the Force’s internal and external communications strategies with a focus on digital communications.   Rhys is CIPR accredited and has worked in the communications industry for over 20 years.  

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