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Angus Macpherson

Angus Macpherson

Angus Macpherson is the police and crime commissioner for the Wiltshire Police force area.

I was elected as your first Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon in November 2012.

I have wide experience of policing and the criminal justice system.

I was a lead member on the old Wiltshire Police Authority and for 20 years I served as a magistrate in Swindon and was a senior chairman in the adult court. I was a long-serving member of the policy committee and led several local consultations on sentencing guidelines.

My close involvement with two charities working to help the homeless in Swindon, and my work in the courts, has given me insights into drug and alcohol issues and the need to tackle the cycle of re-offending.

My family moved from Aberdeenshire and settled in Swindon in 1895 and I am in the third generation of Macphersons to have been brought up in the town.

I was born in 1953 and educated at St Hugh's School, near Faringdon in Oxfordshire and Dauntsey's School at West Lavington in Wiltshire.

After leaving school I worked for Hoover in West London as a management trainee and obtained a degree in business studies.

I joined Turquand Barton Mayhew, later to become part of Ernst & Young, as an articled clerk and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1980.

In 1986 I established my own accountancy business in Swindon. In addition to my voluntary work as a magistrate, I also served as a borough councillor, following in the footsteps of my father and grandfather. I established and chaired the first performance review committee of the council (now known as the scrutiny committee).

I am a governor of Dauntsey’s School and a trustee of the Wiltshire and Swindon Community Foundation.

I enjoy singing (tenor), opera, gardening and painting with water colours.

I am married to Sara Jane and live near Swindon. We have two grown-up children, James and Charlotte, and two boxer dogs, Tilly and Lola.

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Priorities

  • Prevent crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Protecting the most vulnerable in society
  • Putting victims and witnesses at the heart of everything we do
  • Secure high quality, efficient and trusted services

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