Non-Executive Directors with the Planning Inspectorate's management
board and audit committee with effect from 1 January 2004.
'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.
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.