London Arts Council

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What is your timetable for re-advertising, interviewing and nominating the Chair of the London Arts Council?


Answer for London Arts Council

Answer for London Arts Council

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The timetable for my appointment of the Chair of the London Region of the Arts Council England has been put back somewhat by the Secretary of State not only deciding to use his veto but also taking over two months to do so.

The latest position is that I have written to the Secretary of State outlining my intention to re-advertise the role.

I intend to proceed with the re-advertisement at the end of November with a deadline for responses during January. Shortlisting will then be in mid-February and interviews in early March. I shall then consider the panel's recommendations.