Bill Skelly and Kerrin Wilson recognised in New Year Honours

Former Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Bill Skelly and current Assistant Chief Constable Kerrin Wilson have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list, with each receiving the Queen’s Police Medal.

Bill is a Chartered Director and won the IoD Midlands Public Sector Diretor of the Year award in 2020. He retired at the end of 2020 following more than three decades of police service.

Kerrin is the IoD Policing and Criminal Justice Ambassador in Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland, creating closer links between the worlds of business and criminal justice.

As Chief Constable, Bill managed a £120m budget and provided officers and staff with the best possible tools, training and equipment for their roles. This included investment in workforce wellbeing through gyms and fitness mentor schemes with the aim of improving attendance, resilience, engagement and service quality.

Such initiatives supported the force’s strategic aim to build a happy and healthy workforce that feels valued by the organisation.

Bill aims to use the skills and experience gained with the police force along with his Chartered Director training to support private sector organisations as a non-executive director.

At the time of nomination, ACC Kerrin Wilson was the only female Chief Officer in the UK from an ethnic minority group.

She has been ACC with Lincolnshire Police for more than two years. Prior to this, she headed Cleveland & Durham (Police) Special Operations Unit, the culmination of 27 years’ service across four North East Forces.

Kerrin has also worked in hostage negotiating across the world and is a strong advocate for BAME and women’s aspirations.

The IoD congratulates Bill and Kerrin on their achievements and wishes Bill the very best for his retirement.

Read more about Bill and Kerrin here

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