Appointments Committee

Information about the role of the committee, which councillors sit on the committee, who chairs it, when are the meetings held, is it open to the public and when can you view the agenda and minutes.

What is the role of the Appointments Committee?

The role of the Appointments Committee is to appoint executive directors and second-tier officers only.

The committee's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the council's constitution.

Which councillors sit on the committee?


  • Councillor Handley (Chair)
  • Councillor Dewhirst (Vice-Chair)
  • Relevant Portfolio Holder

Liberal Democrat

  • Councillor Healy

Who chairs meetings?

Councillor Handley chairs meetings of the committee.

When are meetings?

The Appointments Committee meets on an ad-hoc basis as and when required.

Are meetings open to the public?

No, due to the confidential material being discussed which must be considered in private. The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law.

Can I record, film, take photographs or use social media during meetings?

No, due to the confidential material being discussed, filming or audio recording of appointments committee meetings is not allowed. For more information please visit the photography, filming and social media use page.

How and when can I view agenda and minutes of meetings?


Agendas and reports for the Appointments Committee are placed on public deposit five clear working days before each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant file below.

Reports containing exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available.


Minutes for Appointments Committee meetings are placed on public deposit no later than five clear working days after each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant minute below.

Please note: agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting the committee manager:

Tracey Tomlinson, democratic services officer
Tel: (01482) 393203

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
County Hall
Cross Street
HU17 9BA.

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