The Committee provide independent assurance about the adequacy and effectiveness of the governance, risk, data quality, internal control and financial management arrangements of South Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Steve Wragg, Chair

An IT professional for over 40 years providing and supporting solutions in the public and private sector. A Non-Executive Director since 2006 in a variety of settings. Chairman of Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust for 10 years, he now has a portfolio of Non-Executive and Trustee roles, Chairman of Barnsley Civic Enterprise, Non-Executive Director of Barnsley Premier Leisure, Primary Care Sheffield, White Woods Primary Care Multi Academy Trust, Weston Park Cancer Charity, and Chair of Governors of Darton Academy.

Sandi Carman

Over 25 years’ experience working in NHS acute, community, and commissioning organisations. Sandi’s career started in Occupational Therapy in Sheffield and she has since gained a wealth of experience in operational and leadership roles across the region.

Sandi holds a Master’s degree in Health Care Practice, IoD Diploma in Company Direction and has achieved the NHS Leadership Academy Award in Executive Healthcare Leadership. She is employed as Assistant Chief Executive for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Sandi is a Director of Legacy Park Limited and a Non-Executive Director for South Yorkshire Housing Association.

Julie Gill

Seasoned executive with over 25 years strategic and operational management experience gained in a demanding and highly regulated financial services company in Sheffield as a board member, Company Secretary and senior executive. This enables her to bring a wealth of experience in governance; risk management and financial monitoring to complement the existing Joint Independent Audit Committee members.

Her other interests include working as a School Governor for Bradfield School and being a  Director/Trustee and volunteer for the Cathedral Archer Project in Sheffield.

Cheryl Hobson

Cheryl is a CIPFA qualified accountant since 1991 with more than 25 years’ experience in senior leadership positions within Local Government, the NHS and private sector organisations.  She has worked as a Chief Finance Officer within the NHS and Director of Children’s Commissioning in Local Government.

Cheryl gained an MBA from the University of Hull in 2001 and has undertaken leadership development as part of her roles within Local Government and the NHS.

She is Vice Chair of a large Multi Academy Trust, chairs the Finance and Resources Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.  Cheryl undertakes tutoring on post graduate qualifications in finance, business and leadership for the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). During 2020/21 she took on the role of Lay member for Audit and Conflicts of Interest at NHS Leeds CCG.

Tracy Watterson

Tracy began her career as a probation officer and has UK wide experience of the public sector having worked in central and local government, not for profit and non-departmental public bodies. Board level experience includes seven years as Chair of Trustee Management Committee at Sheffield Information Link and Member of the Board, Finance, Audit, Nominations and Remuneration Committees at Skills for Justice.  In an executive capacity, she recently held the Executive Director People and Business Support position at Social Work England. She has a track record of strategy development in a range of policy areas: children, young people and families, diversity, social work training and development, teacher training and school leadership and community safety.

Tracy is a qualified coach and mentor for the national Crossing Thresholds leadership development programme for women. She also volunteers for Alzheimer’s Research UK.