As the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne is responsible for policing and crime prevention in its totality across the county.
She is a graduate of Aberystwyth University, a School Governor at Oriel High, Crawley and was a Mid Sussex District Councillor from 2011 to 2013.
Katy has been described as a "serial business builder", having had either direct ownership of or indirect interests in the success of several businesses - including her own leisure company, which was successfully sold to her main competitor. Following the sale in 2005, she re-invested some of the proceeds in start-up projects, including a music and dance broadcasting business and a low-carbon economy financial modelling company.
Katy lives in mid-Sussex with husband Kevin and two grown-up sons.