To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list the people working within her Department on secondment from the private sector, broken down by (a) the organisation or industry they came from and (b) the policy responsibilities they have been given.
The following annex details the secondees from the private sector currently working in this Department, the organisation they came from and the policy responsibilities they have been given.
The term secondee" refers to a person borrowed" from an organisation outside the civil service for a period of between three months and three years (exceptionally five years), without affecting employment status. During the secondment period the secondee remains an employee of the parent organisation but is expected to abide by the Defra Staff Handbook and the Official Secrets Act. Secondees are expected to undertake the full range of duties attached to the post. At the end of the secondment the secondee normally returns to the parent organisation.
|Name||Parent organisation||Defra unit/division||Policy responsibilities|
|Sarah Perry||FUTERRA Sustainability Communications Ltd.||Sustainable Development||Building Sustainable Development Capacity|
|Fay Blair||Global to Local||Sustainable Development||None|
|Sue Nowak||Water UK||Better Regulation||Implementing the 54 recommendations from Defra's Regulation Task Force report|
|Richard Chalk||Royal Bank Of Scotland Group||Improvement and Delivery Group—Corporate Development Team||None|
|Nick Starkey||National Farmers Union||OFIC Crops for Industry||Development of sustainable non food uses of crops other than energy|
|Alison Pridmore||Capita Symonds||Sustainable Development||None|
|Bill Senior||BP||GAS||Climate Change activity|
|John Enright||London Remade||WS Waste Implementation Programme||None|
|Steven Marshall||Scottish Power||Sustainable Energy—SEP3 International||Energy Efficiency Innovation Review and REEEP Initiative|
|Paul Turner||Northumbrian Water||Water Supply and Regulation||None|
|Kate Hampton||Climate Change Capital||Global Atmosphere||Future International action to prevent climate change|
|Phil Cutts||SERCO Group plc||Rural Development Service||None|
|Nader Bahri||Powergen||Sustainable Energy||Combined Heat and Power|