The Government has confirmed that it has recommended Peter Riddell to be appointed as the new Commissioner for Public Appointments.
Matt Hancock, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, said:
“Public appointments cover some of the most important roles in the country, and I am delighted to say Peter Riddell will be the next Commissioner for Public Appointments.
This will be a challenging role. Peter’s distinguished record makes him ideally suited. I very much look forward to working with him to introduce greater transparency and tackle the bureaucracy around public appointments to help attract a diverse range of high calibre people to serve their country in these important roles”.
Peter Riddell is currently the Director of the Institute for Government. Previously, he was a journalist for nearly 40 years, split between the Financial Times and The Times.