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Orders in Council

Orders in Council relating to Public Appointments matters are made from time to time by Her Majesty The Queen at Privy Council meetings.

Orders in Council make provision for the Commissioner to monitor Department’s procedures when making public appointments. Orders include a list of all the bodies that are regulated by the Commissioner.

The most recent Public Appointments Order in Council (PDF, 10 pages, 548 KB) was made at Privy Council on 6 November 2019. It updates the order made in earlier in 2019.

For an accessible copy of the Order in Council, please contact the Privy Council Office.

Previous Orders in Council

The Public Appointments Order in Council (PDF, 10 pages, 71 KB) was made at Privy Council on the 10th April 2019. It updates the order made in 2017.

The Public Appointments Order in Council (PDF, 10 pages, 550 KB) was made at Privy Council on the 15th November 2017.  It updates the order made in 2016.

The Public Appointments Commissioner Order in Council 2016 (PDF, 2 pages, 65 KB) was made at Privy Council on the 19th April 2016 appointing Peter Riddell as Commissioner for Public Appointments.

The Public Appointments Order in Council 2016 (PDF, 10 pages, 489 KB)  was made at the Privy Council on the 13th July 2016, but it did not come into effect until the 1st January 2017 (as provided for in Article 1(1)) to coincide with the introduction of the Governance Code.