Meet Your Chief Officers
Peter Vaughan QPM Chief Constable
Peter is proud to be the Chief Constable of the police force he joined in 1984, and to have served at every rank in all parts of the force area, policing the communities where he grew up and still lives.
Matt Jukes Deputy Chief Constable
Matt Jukes joined the police service in 1995 and became Deputy Chief Constable of South Wales Police in August 2013.
Richard Lewis Assistant Chief Constable, Territorial Policing
Originally from Neath, Richard completed a Bio-Chemistry degree before being inspired by his father to join South Wales Police, after hearing his experiences as a serving police officer in the west of the force area.
Liane James T/Assistant Chief Constable
T/Assistant Chief Constable Liane James joined South Wales Police as a constable in 1990, having researched policing as a career whilst working for the South Glamorgan Council Careers Office. She applied because she felt policing was the most rewarding of the public services, something Liane still believes to this day.
Julian Williams T/Assistant Chief Constable
Julian joined South Wales Police in 1989 following in the footsteps of his father who retired in 1992 having served 30 years with the Force.
Gareth Madge Director of Corporate and Legal Services
Gareth has been with South Wales Police for over 25 years. He qualified as a solicitor in 1979 and worked in TR Harris, Arnold & Co Solicitors, Swansea (where he became a partner) until 1986, when he joined the organisation as Force Solicitor.
Umar Hussain Chief Financial Officer
Umar became Chief Financial Officer for South Wales Police in August 2007.
He has financial experience in both the public and private sector, including ten years experience with Gwent Police as Head of Finance, and three years with Lincolnshire Police as Director of Finance and Admin.
Mark Milton Director of Human Resources
Mark became the Director of Human Resources for both South Wales Police and Gwent Police in January 2011.
With responsibility for over 8000 employees, Mark sees his jobs as supporting the public by focusing on the force’s most valuable resource of all – our police officers, staff, and volunteers.