Former parliamentary candidate set to be named new deputy PCC
The appointment is set to be rubber stamped by the county police and crime panel on November 5.
Mr Ali will become the first deputy since the departure of Tafheen Sharif, who resigned in August 2014 after allegations that she had used her position to interfere in the Atif Ali trial.
Ms Sharif, who earned £36,000pa for her four day a week role, was later cleared of any wrongdoing by the IPCC.
A draft agreement between Mr Martins’ office and Mr Ali will see the new deputy work three days a week for £30,281pa.
Pro-rata his equates to £50,469pa.
In a report to the police and crime panel Mr Martins states that the “salary and employer on-costs can be accommodated within the existing budgetary
He adds that Mr Ali, who is vice chairman of Wixams Parish Council, has “experience of community safety and a sound understanding of complex
The report reads: “Mr Ali is an experienced board-level senior executive, currently employed as head of customer solutions at Lloyds Banking Group, supported by 18 years experience working for global blue chips in finance, captive finance and commercial management roles.
“(He) was a parliamentary candidate in May 2015 for Labour North East Bedfordshire and waged an active campaign, notwithstanding this is a safe majority Conservative seat.”