Angus Macpherson is the police and crime commissioner for the Wiltshire Police force area.
Angus Macpherson was elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for
Wiltshire and Swindon in November 2012 and re-elected in May 2016.
He has wide experience of policing and the criminal justice system.
Before the introduction of PCCs he was a lead member of the old Wiltshire
Police Authority for seven years from 2005 to 2012.
For 20 years he served as a magistrate in Swindon. He was also a borough
councillor in the town, following in the footsteps of his father and
His close involvement with two charities working to help the homeless in
Swindon, and his work in the courts, has given him insights into drug and
alcohol issues and the need to tackle the cycle of re-offending.
The Macphersons moved from Aberdeenshire and settled in Swindon in 1895 and
he is the third generation to have been brought up in the town.
Angus was born in 1953 and educated at St Hugh's School, near Faringdon in
Oxfordshire and Dauntsey's School at West Lavington in Wiltshire, where he is
now a governor.
After leaving school he worked for Hoover in West London as a management
trainee and gained a degree in business studies.
He joined Turquand Barton Mayhew, later to become part of Ernst & Young, as
an articled clerk and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1980. Angus
established his own accountancy business in Swindon in 1986.
In 2001 he became treasurer of Wiltshire Community Foundation and between
2006 and 2015 he was a trustee. This was a period of exceptional growth for
the foundation. The endowment rose from about £2m to £18m and grant giving
from £257,000 to more than £1m a year.
In June 2017 he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
in the Queen’s birthday honours list for services to the community in
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