Member Re-Appointed to Local Government Boundary Commission
Minister for Local Government and Planning today announced the reappointment of the Deputy Chair to the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland.
The reappointed member is:
William Magee – bringing to the board professional legal experience and public sector experience. William has served as a lawyer in a number of Scottish councils, the last being Central Regional Council as Director of Administration and Legal Services. He then became Secretary of the Accounts Commission for Scotland and also, following devolution, Secretary of Audit Scotland. He has worked at local and national level on all aspects of Scottish Local Government with councillors, senior officers, Ministers, MSPs, civil servants and other stakeholders. He has a particular interest in electoral issues and served as Deputy Returning Officer in Parliamentary, European and Local elections. Following retirement in 2007 he was appointed Deputy Chair of the Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland.
This reappointment will be for four years and will run from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2016.
This post is part-time and attracts a remuneration of £250 per day for a time commitment of one day per month.
William Macgee does not hold any other ministerial appointments.
The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland is a Non Departmental Public Body, constituted under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. The Commission has responsibility for making recommendations to Ministers on local government boundaries in Scotland. The Commission comprises a Chair, deputy Chair and three members.
This Ministerial public reappointment was made in accordance with the code of practice published by the Public Appointments Commissioner for Scotland
All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity within the last five years (if there is any to be declared) to be made public. William Macgee has had no political activity in the last five years.