New advisory panel to appoint ‘transition trustees’ for new waterways charity

Wednesday 26 January 2011 at 10:42am

DEFRA has announced a new advisory panel to appoint ‘transition trustees’ for the new waterways charity that will replace British Waterways.

An independent Advisory Panel has been set up to provide advice to the Government as British Waterways makes the transition from public corporation to charitable body in England and Wales. The transition is to be completed by April 2012.

Andrew Hind CB has been appointed as Chair of the new independent Advisory Panel on First Appointments and Transition. and Dinah Nichols, Roger Clarke and Robin Ritzema have been appointed as members.

The panel will advise the Secretary of State for the Environment on the appointment of ‘Transition Trustees’ to represent the interests of the new charity and, in the future, sit on its Board of Trustees once it has been set up. All appointments will be made on merit and political activity will play no part in the selection process.

This decision follows the Government announced in October 2010 that it would be moving British Waterways in England and Wales from being a public corporation to a new charity – similar to a new ‘national trust’ for the waterways.

The panel met for the first time just before Christmas December and will remain in place until the new charity’s Board of Trustees has set up its own appointments procedures.

In the near future we can probably expect to see advertisements inviting applications from those wishing to be considered for the post of Transitional Trustee.

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