Two existing members have been reappointed and two new members have been appointed to the Fiscal Policy Panel (FPP), the Treasury Minister, Senator Philip Ozouf, has announced in a report to States Members.
Chairman Joly Dixon and Panel member Christopher Allsopp have been reappointed for two years. The new appointments, for five year terms, will be Ms Tera Allas, former Director General, Strategic Advice, at the UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; and Ms Kate Barker, who currently undertakes a number of senior advisory and non-executive roles, and is a former member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee.
This is the third time that the FPP has been subject to a review of its membership since it was established in September 2007. The recruitment process has been conducted under the supervision of the Jersey Appointments Commission.
Senator Ozouf commented: “I am pleased that Joly Dixon and Christopher Allsopp have agreed to continue to bring their unique expertise and insight to the Panel. I am equally happy that we have been able to appoint two new members of such a high calibre. I have every confidence that the wealth of experience that Ms Allas and Ms Barker will bring to the Panel will continue to stand us in good stead with independent, clear, informed and credible advice.
“It was important that the outcome of this recruitment process should strike a balance between maintaining the continuity of the existing Panel’s expert knowledge of Jersey and the need to bring in new members with the right skill sets and track records in economic policy to build on the excellent work of the FPP. I am satisfied that this balance has been achieved.”
The newly constituted Panel will come into effect on 26 March 2014.