Swinson, who is a partner at mid-tier accountancy firm BDO Stoy Hayward, was president at the ICAEW between 1998 and 1999. He has been made a ‘generalist’ member of the commission, which is responsible for appointing auditors to all local authorities and health service bodies in England and Wales.
In his role, he will be required to work for two days per month and will be paid a salary of £7,000.Audit Commission’s members are drawn from a wide range of interests including industry, local government, health, the accountancy profession and the trade unions. They are appointed by the Secretaries of State for the Environment, for Health and for Wales, following consultation.
There were four other new appointments. Adrienne Fresko, a current member of the Audit Commission, has been appointed as Deputy Chair and Gerard Lemos, Partner in Lemos & Crane, social research, book and internet publishers, has also been appointed as a ‘generalist’ member.
Deputy leader of Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council, Dr Pauleen Lane and Nick Skellett, leader of Surrey County Council, have been appointed as local government members.
The appointments will run until 31 October 2003.
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