The Commissioner for Public Appointments

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Exceptional Appointments made without a competition

Paragraph 3.3 of the Governance Code allows, in exceptional circumstances, for Ministers to appoint a candidate without a competition following a consultation with the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

There is a requirement in the Governance Code for Ministers to make the decision public alongside their reasons for doing so.

A list of exceptional appointments made without a competition is set out below along with the Commissioner’s observations.


14 February 2017 – Sports Wales: Mr Lawrence Conway CB  Appointment without competition Ref 175

16 February 2017 – North Middlesex University Hospitals NHS Trust: Mr Dusty Amroliwala OBE  Appointment without Competition Ref 171

24 February 2017 – The Youth Justice Board for England & Wales: Mr Charlie Taylor Appointment without competition Ref 174

16 March 2017 – Pensions Advisory Service: Ann Harris Appointment without competition Ref 173

23 March 2017 – Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse: Richard Ives Appointment without competition Ref 179