Written statement to Parliament

National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Body

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

This written ministerial statement was laid in the House of Commons by Theresa May.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Theresa May):

I am pleased to announce that the Prime Minister has appointed David Lebrecht as the chair of the new National Crime Agency (NCA) Remuneration Review Body until 31 August 2018, commencing 20 January 2014. Mr Lebrecht, who is currently an employment relations consultant, brings a wealth of experience to the role. He was previously the interim HR Director (and before that Head of Employee Relations) for British Airways, and a member of the Prison Service Pay Review Body.

I am also pleased to announce that I have appointed as members of the Review Body:

  • Dr Brian Bell, a lecturer in economics at the University of Oxford and a tutorial fellow at Lady Margaret Hall.

  • Elizabeth Bell, Group Talent Development Director at Kingfisher plc.

  • Patrick Stayt, a lay member of the Office of Judicial Complaints and previously National Secretary of the Police Superintendents’ Association.

  • Heather Baily, who has recently concluded her role as a Deputy Chief Inspector in Ireland and was previously Deputy Chief Constable of Hertfordshire Police.

  • Christopher Pilgrim, HR Director at RWE NPower and a member of their senior management team.

These appointments will be to 31 August 2017, commencing 20 January 2014.

Subject to Parliament’s approval, the Police Negotiating Board will be abolished in 2014 and a Police Remuneration Review Body established. Once established, the NCA Remuneration Review Body will be abolished and the Police Remuneration Review Body will make recommendations on the remuneration both of police officers and NCA officers designated with operational powers. This successor body will be renamed the NCA and Police Remuneration Review Body.

The Prime Minister (in the case of the chair) and I (in the case of the members) have in the first instance, appointed these 6 individuals to the NCA Remuneration Review Body. We expect that they will take up their equivalent positions on the National Crime Agency and Police Remuneration Review Body when established. These appointments have been made in accordance with the code of practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.