Commissioner for Public Appointments

The Commissioner for Public Appointments in England and Wales is a British public servant who heads the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments in England and Wales. They ensure that ministerial public appointments in the United Kingdom are made on merit.

It is parallel to the role of First Civil Service Commissioner, but directed at non-Civil Service appointments, which are generally more independent of government and high-profile positions. There are also similar bodies for the other two legal regions of the United Kingdom – the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland and the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland. It should not be confused with the Appointments Commission which is responsible for filling 1,100 such posts, and which the Office regulates.

As of April 2016, the current Commissioner for Public Appointments is Peter Riddell.[1]

List of Commissioners for Public Appointments in England and Wales


  1. 1 2 "Commissioner for Public Appointments appointed: Peter Riddell - Press releases - GOV.UK". Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  2. "History of the Commissioner's role - The Commissioner for Public Appointments". Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  3. 10 Downing Street (2002-02-06). " : Dame Rennie Fritchie re-appointed as Commissioner for Public Appointments". Archived from the original on 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  4. "Employment lawyer named as new Commissioner for Public Appointments - Personnel Today". Personnel Today. 2005-12-22. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  5. "Dual Civil Service Commissioner and Commissioner for Public Appointments". UK Cabinet Office. 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2011-03-03.

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