In order to fulfil its commitment to accountability and best
practice, the Assembly Commission appoints independent advisors. They are
appointed for fixed terms following fair and open competition and candidates
with a breadth of expertise in the business, industry and other sectors are
They are individuals with a wealth of boardroom, government and
public sector experience, at the highest levels, to help the National Assembly
meet its own high standards of good governance and efficient use of public
The role of the Independent Advisors
The Independent Advisors help to ensure that Commissioners and
the Commission’s senior management team are supported and constructively
challenged in their roles. They give input into a number of our activities and
service areas, bringing with them an external perspective and independence from
our management structure.
We draw on the Advisors’ expertise in a range of ways, including
considering our performance management and reporting arrangements and in
maintaining a critical overview of the Commission’s financial controls and risk
management procedures as members of the Assembly Commission Audit
and Risk Assurance Committee.
Some are also members of the Remuneration Engagement and
Workforce Advisory Committee which advises the Commission and the Chief
Executive on the Commission’s strategic
approach to engagement and workforce development
and provides assurance in relation to the
Chief Executive and Directors remuneration.