Announcement

Non-Executive Director appointed

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The Department for Communities and Local Government has appointed Stewart Gilliland as a Non-Executive Director to the Department’s Board. …

The Department for Communities and Local Government has appointed Stewart Gilliland as a Non-Executive Director to the Department’s Board.

Stewart was previously Chief Executive of Muller® UK and Ireland from 2006 until his retirement at the end of 2010. Stewart joins the Board as the fourth Non Executive Director for the Department in addition to Sara Weller, Stephen Hay and Diana Brightmore-Armour.

Permanent Secretary, Sir Bob Kerslake, welcomed Stewart’s appointment by saying:

I am really pleased Stewart has agreed to take on the role of Non-Executive Director for the Department. Stewart brings with him a valuable wealth of commercial experience and external expertise. I look forward to working with him.

On his appointment to the role, Stewart said:

I am delighted to be taking up a Non-Executive Director role within DCLG. It is a particularly challenging time for both the government and the economy and I hope that my 30 years of commercial experience will help the department to deliver a more effective programme of change.

Notes to editors

  1. Non-Executive Board Members are appointed by the Secretary of State and are experts from outside Government. Their role is to advise the Department on performance (including agreeing key performance indicators), operational issues (including the operational/delivery implications of policy proposals), and on the effective management of the Department. They will also provide support, guidance and challenge on the progress and implementation of the business plan, and be involved in recruiting, appraising and planning succession of senior executives.

  2. Stewart was previously Chief Executive of Muller® UK and Ireland from 2006 until his retirement at the end of 2010. Prior to that, Stewart spent 21 years working in the beer industry for Interbrew, and held various senior positions including Chief Executive of Interbrew UK and Ireland in 2002 and Zone President for Europe in 2005.

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