Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced the appointment of two new members to the Board of the Consumer Council for Northern Ireland.
William Leathem and Amanda Logan have been appointed new members, with the appointments commencing on 1 March 2021 for a three year period.
Commenting on the appointments the Minister said:
“The new members are joining the Board of the Consumer Council at a very challenging time for all consumers across Northern Ireland. Their extensive experience and the skills and talents that they are bringing to their respective roles will be of undoubted value to the Council as it pursues its aims of championing and safeguarding the interests of consumers in Northern Ireland. I wish both of the new members and the Board every success in the important work that lies ahead.”
The appointments have been made in accordance with the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland.
Notes to editors:
- Pen pictures of the appointees are available on the Department for the Economy's website.
- The Consumer Council for Northern Ireland, established in 1985, under the terms of the General Consumer Council (Northern Ireland) Order 1984, is funded by the Department for the Economy. The Council’s aim is to make the consumer voice heard and make it count. It has a statutory remit to promote and safeguard the interests of consumers in Northern Ireland and has specific functions in relation to energy, water, transport, postal services and food.
- Under the provisions of the Order, the Board of the Council shall consist of a Chairman, a Deputy Chairperson and no more than 16 members. Since the appointment of the 2 new Board Members, current membership stands at 10 (Chair, Deputy Chair and 8 members). Fees are payable to members at the CCNI Board meetings of £55.51 (per meeting under 4 hours) and £111.09 (per meeting over 4 hours).
- All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland requires the political activity of appointees (if any declared) to be published. Details of Mr Leathem’s political activity are outlined in his pen picture. Mrs Logan declared no political activity in the past five years.
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