The appointments of Ian Thornley and Joe Mann MBE, Non-Executive Directors of Remploy Limited have been extended for eighteen months to 17th November 2013.
Mr Thornley has held a number of senior management posts and is currently Managing Director of Staffing Partners, a consultancy business specialising in the recruitment and staffing sector.
Mr Mann is currently Deputy General Secretary with Community trade union, with specific responsibility for politics and external affairs. A member of the Executive Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions, he has extensive experience of trade union and supported business issues.
The appointment of Remploy Non-Executive Directors is the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. The extension of these appointments was approved by the Minister for Disabled People.
Notes for Editors
- Remploy Ltd is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB), sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions.
- Both Directors were initially appointed for a 3 year period on 18 May 2006 and were reappointed for a further 3 year term on 18 May 2009. Their appointments will be extended for 18 months from 18 May 2012, ending on 17 November 2013. Each appointment attracts remuneration of £7,688 per annum on the basis of attending six Board meetings a year, plus two to three days a month on Remploy business.
- All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity (if any) to be made public. Mr Thornley and Mr Mann have declared they do not undertake any political activity.
- Mr Thornley and Mr Mann do not hold any other Ministerial appointments.