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THE PLANNING INSPECTORATE APPOINTS TWO NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

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Elizabeth Peace and Jonathan Vickers will be taking up positions as ...
Elizabeth Peace and Jonathan Vickers will be taking up positions as

Non-Executive Directors with the Planning Inspectorate's management

board and audit committee with effect from 1 January 2004.

Katrine Sporle, chief executive of the planning inspectorate, said:

'I am pleased to welcome on board Elizabeth and Jonathan. Their role

will involve attendance at quarterly strategic management board and

audit committee meetings where they will contribute to collective

Board decisions on matters such as business planning, policy,

strategy, performance, resources and corporate governance.

'They will assist by providing knowledge and independent advice

according to their individual areas of expertise based on their wider

experience in other organisations.'

Procedures for the appointments followed the code of practice for

ministerial appointment to public bodies issued by the Cabinet Office

and commissioner for public appointments. The posts were advertised

on the Cabinet Office Public Appointments website and the

Inspectorate's Planning Portal. Both appointments will run for two

years with an option to extend for another two.

Notes

1. Elizabeth Peace - Previously a director at Defence Evaluation and

Research Agency. Chief cxecutive of the British Property Federation.

Experience in the public, private and voluntary sector and additional

expertise with dealing with local authorities and the ODPM.

2. Jonathan Vickers - Previously a director of Castrol International

and of Burmah Chemicals. Currently non-executive director of the

Guidance Accreditation Board and the Government office for the South

West and independent chair of two Connexions partnerships. Knowledge

and experience of both private and public sector at board level.

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