These appointments are not regulated by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments but nonetheless UKGI will run the campaign in line with the Governance Code for Public Appointments and the principles contained within it.
The six principles of Public Appointments are:
A. Ministerial responsibility - The ultimate responsibility for appointments and thus the selection of those appointed rests with Ministers who are accountable to Parliament for their decisions and actions.
B. Selflessness - Ministers when making appointments should act solely in terms of the public interest.
C. Integrity - Ministers when making appointments must avoid placing themselves under any obligation to people or organisations that might try inappropriately to influence them in their work. They should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends. They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships.
D. Merit - All public appointments should be governed by the principle of appointment on merit. This means providing Ministers with a choice of high quality candidates, drawn from a strong, diverse field, whose skills, experiences and qualities have been judged to meet the needs of the public body or statutory office in question.
E. Openness - Processes for making public appointments should be open and transparent.
F. Diversity - Public appointments should reflect the diversity of the society in which we live and appointments should be made taking account of the need to appoint boards which