Nigel Reader and Doug Hulyer have been appointed to the Board of Natural England, the body responsible for enhancing and managing the natural environment, by Richard Benyon, Natural Environment and Marine Minister.
Their appointments run from 1 June 2011 for three years, and each will receive a remuneration of £12,136 a year for 37 days work.
Nigel Reader CBE is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He sits on the board of the charity WaterAid, and holds one other Ministerial appointment as a board member of the Marine Management Organisation (for which he receives £11,804 for 36 days a year, which was temporarily increased to £15,739 for 48 days).
Doug Hulyer currently works as an independent advisor to government and the voluntary sector and has been a member of the Natural England Board since May 2006. He holds one other Ministerial appointment, as a trustee of the Heritage Lottery Fund for which he receives £6,560 a year.
The appointments have been made in accordance with the Code issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if declared) to be made public. Neither Mr Reader nor Mr Hulyer have declared any political activity during the past five years.