CEO appointment interview panel (FOI)
CEO appointment interview panel (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 19 August 2020.
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Can you please tell me who was on the interview panel for the appointment of Charlie Parker?
The Press Release just says Jersey Appointments Commission. Could you please explain exactly who they are and who the individuals involved were please?
The panel for the appointment of Charlie Parker was:
• Isabel Doverty, UK Civil Service Commissioner (Chair of the panel)
• Ian Gorst, Chief Minister, States of Jersey
• Dame Janet Paraskeva, Chair, Jersey Appointments Commission
• Louise Reed, Jersey Appointments Commission
• Gailina Liew, Jersey Appointments Commission
• Sir Neil McIntosh, independent expert panel member
• Alex Ohlsson, Chair and independent member, Audit Committee,
The Jersey Appointments Commission is an independent body that oversees the recruitment of States’ employees and appointees to States supported or related bodies. They ensure that the selection is fair, efficient and conducted in accordance with best practice and procedures.
Dame Janet Paraskeva has been Chair of the JAC since September 2014 and is currently in post. She was previously the First Civil Service Commissioner in the UK and has held a range of other senior posts including six years as Chief Executive of the Law Society of England and Wales. She is currently Chair of Council for Licensed Conveyancers, Chair of the Standards and Regulation Board RICS and a non executive director of a Mental Health Trust (HPFT).
Louise Reed has an accountancy background and was previously a Director and Secretary to the Board of the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities. Louise was a member of the States Members’ Remuneration Review Board, the advisory panel that makes recommendations to the States, through the Privileges and Procedures Committee, on any matters relating to the remuneration and expenses of elected members and a governor of Jersey College for Girls. Louise is a fellow of the ICAEW and a Chartered Director. Louise was appointed as a Commissioner in May 2015 for a term that ran to 31 July 2019.
Gailina Liew is a lawyer, professional director and former listed company executive. Gailina currently serves as an independent non-executive board director of an LSE-listed investment trust, Digital Jersey and the Data Protection Authority. She also serves as executive director of the Jersey Policy Forum, is a board trustee of the Shelter Trust and ArtHouse Jersey, and an invited governor of Hautlieu School. Gailina was appointed to the JAC in December 2015 and served as Vice Chair to the completion of her term on 1 December 2018.