My new public appointment

On 30 September 2008, three statutory consumer bodies – energywatch, Postwatch and the National Consumer Council – will cease to exist. They will be merged into a body currently called the New National Consumer Council which will come into effect on 1 October 2008.
At the end of July 2007, advertisements were placed seeking applicants to serve on the Board of the New NCC. Six months later, the appointments are announced today by Consumer Minister Gareth Thomas at the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. You can see the details here.
I’m pleased to say that I’ve been appointed to the New NCC Board for a four year term. Since I am currently on the Postwatch Council until September 2008 and on the Ofcom Consumer Panel until February 2009, I should have a busy 2008 working to advance the interests of consumers.