Press release

Preferred candidate selected for Civil Service Commissioner and Commissioner for Public Appointments

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Sir David Normington has been named the government's preferred candidate for Civil Service Commissioner and Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Following an open recruitment exercise, Sir David Normington, currently Permanent Secretary at the Home Office, has been selected as the government’s preferred candidate for appointment to the dual role of First Civil Service Commissioner and Commissioner for Public Appointments in succession to Dame Janet Pareskeva and Dame Janet Gaymer.

The Minister for the Cabinet Office has asked the Public Administration Select Committee to hold a pre-appointment hearing with Sir David. 

The Committee’s conclusions will be considered carefully before deciding whether or not to proceed with the appointment.