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Charity Commission: Public Appointments

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 75930, tabled on 16 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to ensure that the process for the appointment of the Charity Commission Chair is independent.

Answered on

24 November 2021

DCMS are in the process of appointing a new Chair to the Charity Commission board. The process is being run in line with the Governance Code on Public Appointments, overseen by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The Assessment Panel included a Senior Independent Panel Member (who was agreed in consultation with the Commissioner for Public Appointments) whose responsibility it is to highlight any breaches in the Governance Code.

The candidate will also be required to attend a pre-appointment hearing in front of the DCMS Select Committee.