Heather Costello is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and took up her appointment as Director of Finance for the Strategic Alliance between the Warwickshire and West Mercia forces in March 2012.

Heather reports to both forces on all matters relating to Finance and Procurement, liaising closely with the Treasurer to the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Heather joined the chief officer team from Worcestershire County Council where she had worked in a number of senior finance roles for eight years, latterly as the Head of Finance for Children's Services.  In 2005 she set up the West Midlands Regional Centre of Excellence (now known as the Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership).

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