The Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, and the Scottish Ministers appointed two new members to the Council on Tribunals today.
Ms Bronwyn McKenna and Mr Brian Thompson were each appointed for four years from 1 April 2007.
The appointments were made with the consent of the Commissioner for Public Appointments and in accordance with the Commissioner's Code of Practice. Remuneration for the posts is currently £12,030 per annum.
Bronwyn McKenna is a solicitor specialising in employment, trade union and public inquiry law. She is currently a Director at UNISON, leading the union's work on organising, member representation and participation. She is principal legal advisor to UNISON's National Executive Council and Senior Management Group. She sits on the Central Arbitration Committee and was formerly a member of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council. Member of the Council since April 2007 and of the Social Affairs and User Issues Committees.
Brian Thompson is a senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool with teaching and research covering the whole field of administrative justice. He is a member of the Panel of Specialist Advisers to the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee, and is a Consultant on Public Law to the Northern Ireland Ombudsman. Member of the Council since April 2007 and of the Social Affairs and User Issues Committees.