Commissioner's statement - Government publication of BBC White Paper (12 May 2016)
Statement from Peter Riddell, Commissioner for Public Appointments re BBC White Paper and appointments to the new unitary Board:
‘I welcome the broad principles outlined in today’s BBC White Paper about how appointments will be made to the new Unitary Board. To put these into practice, there will need to be a robust, independent process which attracts a broad range of candidates for these posts.
This goes to the heart of the current debate around the new framework for public appointments; how best to achieve strong, independent assurance about the process and attract the widest possible range of talent and experience to the thousands of appointments made by Ministers every year. ‘