Julian Kirby - Lay Member Patient and Public Engagement
Julian was appointed as the Lay Member Patient and Public Engagement on 1 April 2020.
Julian has worked in various MOD establishments as a civilian before joining the Wiltshire Constabulary in the mid-eighties. He served in all parts of the County and was selected for the national High Potential Scheme at the Police Staff College. Having risen through the ranks, Julian was appointed Divisional Commander for the County Division. In this role he was also a member of the Wiltshire Public Service Board, and Chair of the Wiltshire Community Safety Partnership.
In 2010 Julian was appointed Assistant Chief Constable of South Wales Police, one of the biggest and busiest forces in the country. Julian was responsible for Territorial policing with over 3400 officers and staff and a devolved budged of £180million. As well as delivering local policing he also led the delivery of high threat Firearms, Public Order and Critical Incidents and more than 140 major a year including, Premiership Football, Six Nations Rugby and the Olympic events at the 75,000 capacity Principality Stadium.
In addition to his operational duties Julian delivered the largest and most challenging elements of the Corporate Change Programme, radically reshaping the mission critical systems and structures to improve front line service whilst saving millions in cost. In the partnership arena Julian was Chair of the South Wales Local Resilience Forum, co-ordinating 7 Unitary Authorities, 2 Fire and Rescue Services, 3 Health Boards, Welsh Government officers, the Military and many others.
On retiring from policing in 2014 Julian joined Age UK Salisbury as CEO, merging the Charity with Age UK Wiltshire & Swindon in 2016.