Police Authority appoints new members

THREE new members have been appointed to Suffolk Police Authority today.Holden Cook, Elizabeth Harlaar and Gillian Lewis have joined the Authority as independent members in place of Georgina Pharaoh, Terry Smith and John Higginson.

THREE new members have been appointed to Suffolk Police Authority today.

Holden Cook, Elizabeth Harlaar and Gillian Lewis have joined the Authority as independent members in place of Georgina Pharaoh, Terry Smith and John Higginson.

The new members have been appointed for a four-year term along with Gulshan Kayembe, who has been reappointed chairman and is also an independent member.

Mr Cook, who lives near Bury St Edmunds, is a senior manager for registered charity, The Bridge Project.


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The project provides services for adults that face disadvantages in accessing community services.

He is also a voluntary trustee/director for the Bury St Edmunds Volunteer Centre.

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Mr Cook is joined by Ms Harlaar, who lives in Mid Suffolk and is a tutor for the Open University Business School on masters and graduate programmes.

She is also a non-executive director of the Ipswich NHS Trust.

The third member, Ms Lewis, lives in Ipswich and is and NHS director with Suffolk Primary Care Trust and a non-executive director of the Independent Housing Ombudsman.

The authority has five independent members, nine county council members and three magistrates.

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