The purpose of the hearing is to assess the candidate’s suitability for the role, including their independence and expertise, and their ability to withstand public and parliamentary scrutiny.
Wednesday 20 June 2012, Grimond Room, Portcullis House at 9.30 am
- Paul Gray CB, preferred candidate for the post of Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee
This hearing is taking place as part of the process agreed between select committees and the Government in 2008 under which the Government's preferred candidate for certain public posts would be invited to a pre-appointment hearing held by the relevant departmental select committee. The post of Chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) is one of the posts which fall within the responsibility of the Work and Pensions Committee.
Paul Gray has been the interim Chair of SSAC since November 2011.