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The Role of Non-Executive Directors in Government

Inquiry

Non-executive directors (NEDs) have existed in Government departments in their current form since 2010, but little is known about their roles and impact. 

The aim of this inquiry is to explore the responsibilities, backgrounds, and influence of non-executives, as well as the appointments process, appropriate roles, and mechanisms for accountability.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 9 September 2022.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Seventh Report - The Role of Non-Executive Directors in Government
Inquiry The Role of Non-Executive Directors in Government
HC 318
Report
Response to this report
Seventh Special Report - The Role of Non-Executive Directors in Government: Government response to the Committee’s Seventh Report of Session 2022-23
HC 1805
Special Report
Seventh Special Report - The Role of Non-Executive Directors in Government: Government response to the Committee’s Seventh Report of Session 2022-23
Inquiry The Role of Non-Executive Directors in Government
HC 1805
Special Report
Letter from Rt Hon Jeremy Quin MP on the role of Non-Executive Directors, dated 31.1.23
Inquiry The Role of Non-Executive Directors in Government
Correspondence

Oral evidence transcripts

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17 January 2023
Inquiry The Role of Non-Executive Directors in Government
Witnesses Rt Hon Jeremy Quin MP (Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office at Cabinet Office), and Michael Jary (Government Lead Non-Executive at Cabinet Office)
Oral Evidence
8 November 2022
Inquiry The Role of Non-Executive Directors in Government
Witnesses Sir Ian Cheshire (Non-Executive Chairman and former Lead Non-Executive at UK Government), Miranda Curtis CMG (Director, Liberty Global PLC and former Lead Non-Executive at Foreign and Commonwealth Office), and Dame Sue Street DCB (Chair, Rambert and former Non-Executive at Ministry of Justice)
Oral Evidence
19 July 2022
Inquiry The Role of Non-Executive Directors in Government
Witnesses Institute for Government, Alan Cogbill (Former Senior Research Associate at Constitution Unit, University College London), and Commission for Smart Government
Oral Evidence
Department for Education (NED0016)
Ministry of Justice (NED0015)
Department for Transport (NED0012)

Other publications

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Contact us

  • Email: pacac@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 3268 (general enquiries) | 07523 800011 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA