Announcement

Dame Elizabeth Neville's appointment to the Civil Nuclear Police Authority

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3 April 2012 Lord Marland today announced that Dame Elizabeth Neville’s four year appointment to the Civil Nuclear Police Authority (CNPA) …

3 April 2012

Lord Marland today announced that Dame Elizabeth Neville’s four year appointment to the Civil Nuclear Police Authority (CNPA) has been extended for nine months.

Dame Elizabeth, is a former Chief Constable of Wiltshire and was originally appointed to the CNPA in 2005 for three years and then re-appointed for four years in 2008.

Energy and Climate Change Minister, Lord Marland said: “Dame Elizabeth is a much valued member of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority, plays an important role on its Senior Appointments, Leadership and Development Committee and makes a unique contribution to the work of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary while it is undergoing change and expansion over the coming year.”

Notes to editors

  1. The Civil Nuclear Police Authority is the public body responsible for the oversight of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary, which provides a dedicated, on-site armed response capability for designated UK civil nuclear sites and designated movements of civil nuclear material.
  2. Dame Elizabeth’s extension to her 2008 re-appointment, has been approved by DECC (Lord Marland) and the Office of the Commissioner of Public Appointments) for appointments to national and regional public bodies. Dame Elizabeth, previously Chief Constable of Wiltshire, was originally appointed to the CNPA in 2005 for three years and then for four years in 2008. Such an extension is exceptional. This request was made to DECC by General Sir Philip Trousdell (CNPA Chair) because of her expertise in policing as well as long experience of the CNPA and CNC and she will help to provide valuable continuity and stability at a time of change and expansion over the coming year.
  3. This extension to her re-appointment will be for nine months only with a remuneration for her role of £12,750 and based on 26 days work.
  4. Dame Elizabeth holds no other ministerial public appointments. She is though an Independent Adjudicator of Companies House.
  5. DECC will be launching a recruitment exercise for Dame Elizabeth’s successor, later in 2012.
  6. CNPA is currently managing a recruitment exercise for a new Chief Executive & Chief Constable to replace Richard Thompson who is leaving the CNC at the end of his five-year contract in June 2012. The new Chief Executive will need to be approved by Secretary of State and further details will be announced then.