UK Endorsement Board: Public Appointments

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 23rd June 2022.

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Photo of Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 15 June (HL760), how many applications were received for the post of Chair of the UK Endorsement Board; how many candidates were invited for interview; what was the composition of the interview panel; when and where the announcement was made that Pauline Wallace had been reappointed; and whether they will place a copy of the candidate pack in the Library of the House.

Photo of Lord Callanan Lord Callanan Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Diversity summary

Of seven applications to the role of Chair of the UK Endorsement Board, two were female and five are male. A detailed split is as follows:




With Disabilities



5 (71%)

2 (29%)

4 (57%)

1 (14%)

0 (0%)

Panel Summary

  • Panel Chair and BEIS Representative: Eoin Parker, Director, Business Frameworks
  • Other Panel Member: John Coomber, Non-Executive Director, Financial Reporting Council
  • Other Panel Member: Clare Cole, Director of Market Oversight at the Financial Conduct Authority
  • Independent Panel Member: Shrinivas Honap, Audit and Risk Assurance Committee Chair, UK Space Agency

As this campaign is still ongoing, no announcement on the successful candidate has been made.

There are no plans to place a copy of the candidate pack in the Libraries of the House.

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