Vacancies on quangos should be filled by head-hunting rather than by advertising, the Nolan inquiry into standards ...
Vacancies on quangos should be filled by head-hunting rather than by advertising, the Nolan inquiry into standards in public life heard yesterday, reports The Independent (p8).
The inquiry was taking evidence from Dixons' chief Stanley Kalms, who chairs the Funding Agency for Schools that distributes £2bn a year to grant-maintained schools.
Mr Kalms told the inquiry that quangos and NHS trusts would be less efficient if there was positive discrimination aimed at attracting local people and ethnic minorities, the paper reports.
Mr Kalms' view run contrary to government plans to throw open quango posts to advertising.
Mr Kalms added appointments 'should be based on personal qualities, which means by necessity a strong element of head-hunting. I would go for quality rather than representation P it doesn't matter if people live locally.'