1. The Government's preferred candidate for the post
of Service Complaints Commissioner is subject to the procedure
of a pre-appointment hearing with this Committee. Following a
recruitment exercise, Anna Soubry MP, Minister for Defence Personnel,
Welfare and Veterans, Ministry of Defence (MoD), wrote to the
Chair of the Committee on 16 November 2014 to inform us that Nicola
Williams had been identified as the preferred candidate for the
post of Service Complaints Commissioner. We also received Ms Williams'
curriculum vitae and supporting documentation setting out the
requirements of the post and details of the recruitment process.
We held a pre-appointment hearing with Ms Williams on 26 November