The Commissioner for Public Appointments

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Commissioner's biography

Peter Riddell worked as a journalist for 40 years , first on the Financial Times from 1970 until 1991, writing about financial issues, property and economics before becoming Political Editor and then US Editor and Washington Bureau Chief; and then on The Times from 1991 until 2010 as chief political commentator. Peter RiddellHe is the author of seven books on British politics and has frequently appeared on radio and television. He was Chair of the Hansard Society from 2007 until 2012, a member of the privy counsellor inquiry into detainees (Gibson Inquiry) from 2010-11 and a member of Parliamentary and Political Service Honours Scrutiny Committee 2012-16. Peter was Senior Fellow of the Institute for Government from 2008 and was Director/Chief Executive from late 2011 until the end of August 2016.  He has no other paid interests and his main unpaid interest is as Chair of the Governors/trustees of Dulwich College.


The Commissioner has completed a Register of Interests.