Appointment of IPSA Board Members Contents
Appendix B: Person specification - former holder of high judicial office
It is a requirement under the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009 that the board member must have held (but no longer holds) high judicial office (within the meaning of Part 3 of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 (c. 4)).
- Proven experience of contributing to the leadership and strategic direction of a changing organisation, including scrutinising financial and budgetary information, and of working successfully with an executive to set the strategic direction of the organisation.
- An understanding of regulation and the role of the regulator, based on excellent analytical ability and a capacity to consider regulatory issues from a principles-based perspective.
- Demonstrable understanding of customer-focused service delivery, with experience delivering service improvements to meet the needs and expectations of a diverse and demanding customer base, and in particular understanding, or knowledge, of the work and challenges of the House of Commons, Members of Parliament and their staff.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and stakeholder management skills and a successful track record of communications with complex stakeholder communities.
- Track record of operating in an environment subject to significant scrutiny, and of demonstrating integrity, objectivity and commitment to transparency in decision making.
- Experience of delivering transformative business change and utilising business technology to improve service delivery.
- Current or recent relevant experience of operating as a non-executive board member, or with a board which included non-executive members.
- Demonstrable track record of valuing and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.
- A commitment to the seven principles of public life.