Decision details

Chair of Policy Forum

Decision Maker: National Park Authority

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Chief Executive advised that in order to streamline governance  she would be bringing a paper to the Authority in November defining committees and groups.  Recognising comments made earlier about the resource needed to support governance she would be including this in her report, with reference to the Audit Wales recommendations.


The current Deputy Chair formally resigned from his role with Policy Forum and members noted the fact that he was the only candidate for the role of Chair and was therefore appointed.


There was some debate on whether a self-nomination process be carried out for a Deputy Chair, with a view expressed that it might be better to wait until the CEO’s paper had been received.  It was also noted that the suggestion that the CEO might co-chair Policy Forum would be covered in her paper to the Authority.  On balance members felt that a Deputy Chair should be recruited in line with Standing Orders.





a) To note the appointment of Cllr Graham Thomas as Chair of Policy Forum until the next Annual General Meeting of the Authority;  


b) To carry out a nomination process for the post of Deputy Chair, in line with Standing Orders. 


Publication date: 24/09/2021

Date of decision: 24/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 24/09/2021 - National Park Authority

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