The Work and Pensions Select Committee announce the pre-appointment hearing for the post of Pensions Ombudsman and Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman.
At 9.30am, Wednesday 11 February 2015, Grimond Room, Portcullis House
- Anthony Arter, the Department for Work and Pensions’ preferred candidate for the post
Purpose of the pre-appointment hearing
This hearing is taking place as part of the process agreed between select committees and the Government under which the Government's preferred candidate for certain public posts is invited to a pre-appointment hearing held by the relevant departmental select committee.
The post of Pensions Ombudsman and Pension Protection Fund Ombudsman (held by the same individual) falls within the responsibility of the Work and Pensions Committee.
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.