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MPs back appointment of new chief for aid watchdog

14 September 2018

The appointment of Dr Tamsyn Barton as head of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) has been endorsed by the cross-party International Development Committee. 

In a short report published today, the Committee states that it was "very impressed" with Dr Barton's performance at a recent pre-appointment hearing.

Chair's comments

Stephen Twigg MP, Chair of the Committee, said:

“I am delighted to endorse Dr Barton's appointment and to welcome her to her post. Dr Barton has had a long and successful career in international development, and I am confident that ICAI will go from strength to strength under her leadership.”

ICAI was set up in 2011 and produces reviews covering all aspects of UK Aid. It reports to Parliament through the International Development Committee.

Further information

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