Wednesday 22 February 2017
Nothing annoys applicants for public appointments more than long, and unexplained, delays between an interview and a decision. That can also deter good candidates from applying. The problem is not new, and is unlikely to disappear completely.
Thursday 9 February 2017
As Commissioner for Public Appointments I know what I am regulating but not whom. This inhibits my newly enhanced role as champion of diversity since I have only a partial, and inaccurate, view of who serves on public bodies.
Friday 16 December 2016
For the last two decades, the appointment of non-executive chairs and members of the boards of public bodies has involved a balance of two principles. First, that ministers should be fully involved and decide whom to appoint. Second, that a list of appointable candidates should be drawn up on a basis of merit and on fair and equal terms for all.
The Commissioner’s letter to the Guardian can be read here