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Governance Code for Public Appointments

The Governance Code for Public Appointments sets out the process and principles that should underpin all public appointments made to bodies listed in the Public Appointments Order in Council.

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The Governance Code for Public Appointments sets out the process and principles that should underpin all public appointments made to bodies listed in the Public Appointments Order in Council.

The Governance Code draws on the recommendations and conclusions of the review of public appointments lead by Sir Gerry Grimstone.

Read Sir Gerry’s report and the government response on the public appointments process.

Public appointments to bodies listed on the Order in Council are regulated by the independent Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Published 16 December 2016
Last updated 11 April 2019 + show all updates
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