Lieutenant General Sir Philip Trousdell KBE CB has been appointed as Chair of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority for a two year term following a recruitment process regulated by the Office of the Commissioner of Public Appointments.
General Trousdell has served as interim Chair since May 2011.
Lord Marland of Odstock, Minister for Energy and Climate Change, said:
“I am delighted General Trousdell has been appointed to this vitally important post. With his wealth of experience I am confident that he will make a major contribution to ensuring our national security.”
General Trousdell said: “I am delighted to be appointed to this important role. I very much look forward to continue working with the men and women in this organisation who do so much to ensure our national security.”
Notes for editors
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.
Sir Philip Trousdell KBE CB served in the British Army from 1968 to 2005, reaching the rank of Lieutenant General. From 2000 to 2001 he was Commander of Operations for the Stabilisation Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina. From 2001 to 2003 he was Commandant of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. From 2003 to 2005 he was General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland. Since May 2011 he has been interim Chair of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority.
The recruitment process for this post was regulated by the rules of OCPA (the Office of the Commissioner of Public Appointments) for appointments to national and regional public bodies.
This appointment will be for 2 years with the possibility of reappointment. The remuneration for this role will be up to £67,500 per annum based on working three days a week. The time commitment needed, and therefore the pro rata salary, is likely to decrease over time.
General Trousdell holds no other ministerial public appointments. In his response to the political activity questionnaire, General Trousdell has declared no relevant political activity.