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Charles Kerr, Director of Finance and Corporate ServicesCharles Kerr, Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Charles deals with corporate finance, corporate governance, IT, insurance, procurement, property and facilities management.

He is supported by Alison Kilpatrick, Assistant Director of Finance, James Finch, Assistant Director of Policy and Performance and Karen Irvine, Assistant Director of Human Resources.

Alison Kilpatrick, Assistant Director of FinanceAlison Kilpatrick

Assistant Director of Finance

Alison has overall responsibility for the finance section which consists of three teams: Corporate Finance, Exchequer Services and Insurance and Risk Management.

Corporate Finance is responsible for all aspects of budgeting and costing including the production of the Authority's Statement of Accounts and the development of the annual budget and Medium Term Financial Plan.

Exchequer Services is responsible for processing a wide range of financial documents which include invoices from suppliers, customer invoices, purchasing card statements, employee expense claims, banking transactions, VAT and tax.

Insurance and Risk Management is responsible for arranging insurance, processing claims and introducing risk management measures. They are also responsible for internal audit, anti-fraud and corruption, and licence checks.

James Finch, Head of Policy and Performance

James Finch

Assistant Director of Policy and Performance

James is responsible for corporate planning, project management, Member services, executive support, and business intelligence. James also supports the Chief Executive Ann Millington in her role as a Director of the Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA).




Karen IrvineKaren Irvine

Assistant Director of Human Resources

Karen is responsible for all matters to do with human resources and organisational development for KFRS.

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