I am writing to inform you that following an open recruitment competition my preferred candidate for the role of chair of the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) is Dame Glenys Stacey. This campaign was run in accordance with the Ministerial Governance Code on Public Appointments and, as a significant appointment, Lord Kakkar served as the Senior Independent Panel Member.
I should be grateful if you would submit Dame Glenys Stacey’s name to your committees for their consideration and arrange for a joint pre-appointment scrutiny hearing to take place. I understand that the 15 December 2020 is being held for this hearing.
Dame Glenys will be announced as my preferred candidate as soon as possible. Addition- al information on Dame Glenys and the process to identify her as my preferred candidate for the role will be provided by my officials to your committees ahead of the hearing.
Rt Hon George Eustice MP