A new appointment has been made to the Independent Remuneration Board of the Senedd.
The Right Honourable Sir David Hanson has been appointed as a Board member and will begin his role on 23 August 2021.
This appointment fills a vacancy following a resignation of a Board member in March 2021.
Sir David served as the Member of Parliament for Delyn from 1992 to 2019. During his time in Parliament, David served extensively as a Minister in the UK Government as well as on a number of committees, including most recently, the Intelligence and Security Committee.
The Welsh Parliament was the first parliamentary body in the UK to set up an independent body to determine the pay and allowances of Members.
The Board was established by the National Assembly for Wales (Remuneration) Measure 2010 and has the responsibility of setting the remuneration and financial support for Members of the Senedd to enable them to fulfil their roles effectively.
The Right Honourable Sir David Hanson said:
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside fellow members of the Independent Remuneration Board to ensure that Members of the Senedd receive the right level of support to do their jobs effectively on behalf of the people of Wales.”
Chair of the Board, Dr Elizabeth Haywood said:
“These are challenging times for Members of the Senedd as they navigate the impacts of the pandemic as well as undertaking their core duties of representing their constituents and holding the government to account. David will be an asset to the Board as it sets about reviewing the pay and allowances of Members during the coming years.”
Chief Executive and Clerk to the Senedd, Manon Antoniazzi, said:
“I am delighted we have been able to appoint a Board member with such extensive and broad experience as Sir David.
“The exceptionally high standard of people we have serving on the Board will help to give the people of Wales confidence that public funds are spent with probity, accountability, value for money and transparency.”