Press release

Appointments to the Civil Nuclear Police Authority

Paul Kernaghan has been appointed as a non-executive member & counter-terrorism policing adviser to the Civil Nuclear Police Authority (CNPA)

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Press release 13/014

Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey, today announced Paul Kernaghan’s three-year appointment as a non-executive member and counter-terrorism policing adviser to the Civil Nuclear Police Authority (CNPA) and also three-year re-appointments for Rob Wright and Stephen Barrett.

Paul Kernaghan, the Standards Commissioner at the House of Lords and a former Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary, takes over from Dame Elizabeth Neville who completed her appointment as policing adviser to the CNPA on 31st December 2012.

Edward Davey said:

“Paul Kernaghan brings with him a wealth of expertise and experience in counter-terrorism policing which will be invaluable in helping the Civil Nuclear Police Authority ensure the future capability and capacity of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC)’

‘I am also pleased to announce three-year reappointments for both Rob Wright and Stephen Barrett because of the important and valuable contributions they have made and will continue to make to the CNPA in securing the maintenance of an efficient and effective CNC’

Notes to editors

  1. The Civil Nuclear Police Authority (CNPA) is the public body responsible for the oversight of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC), which provides a dedicated, on-site armed response capability for designated UK civil nuclear sites and designated movements of civil nuclear material.
  2. Non-executive members to the CNPA are appointed by the Secretary of State in accordance with the requirements of the Energy Act 2004 and the procedures of the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments (OCPA).
  3. Paul Kernaghan takes over from Dame Elizabeth Neville who completed her appointment as policing adviser to the CNPA on 31st December 2012
  4. His appointment as the CNPA’s new adviser on policing and counter-terrorism.will be for three years with an annual remuneration of £17,500 based on 35 days work per year.
  5. Paul Kernaghan is the House of Lords’ Commissioner for Standards, a part-time role and also is a member of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body.
  6. Prior to his retirement from the police force in 2008, he was the Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary.
  7. The OCPA regulated recruitment exercise for Dame Elizabeth’s successor involved a selection panel from DECC, CNPA and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary with support from headhunters, Saxton Bampfylde.
  8. In addition to Paul Kernaghan’s three-year appointment, DECC is also announcing three-year re-appointments for the two other CNPA non-executive members Rob Wright and Stephen Barrett. Both have made important contributions to the work of the CNPA in challenging the CNC.
Published 5 February 2013