Please provide me with the following information, under the FOIA:
- How was the Finance Director (FD) (Philip Lloyd) recruited?
- How much is the FD paid?
- Which posts has the FD held in public bodies since 2000?
- What professional qualifications does the FD hold?
- What was the reason for the FD leaving his last job?
- Were there any payments associated with the FD leaving his last job?
- Has the FD ever in the past been the subject of investigations over financial irregularity, in any of the posts he has previously held?
- What due dilligence on Philip Lloyd was carried out prior to appointing the FD to post?
I can confirm that IPSA holds the information that falls within the description specified in your request.
Enclosed with this letter is a role overview and person specification for the position of the Interim Director of Finance and Corporate Services.
Mr Philip Lloyd was selected by interview from a list of candidates provided by several interim agencies. All of the candidates interviewed for this role were put through a rigorous recruitment process. The interview panel agreed that Mr Lloyd’s attributes and experience met the criteria, making him a very suitable candidate for the position.
Remuneration information for all Directors and Senior Management, including Mr Lloyd, will be made available in due course. In IPSA’s view, this information is therefore exempt under Section 22 of the FOIA (Information intended for future publication). IPSA will publish remuneration information for Directors and Senior Management in its forthcoming Annual Report, which is expected to be available later this year.
In questions 3 to 8 you also requested Mr Lloyd’s career history, details of professional qualifications and details of any payments made to Mr Lloyd when he left his previous position. In IPSA’s view, the information you have requested is exempt under section 40 of the FOIA (personal information) as the information constitutes third party data.
Section 40(2) provides that personal data about third parties is exempt information if one of the conditions set out in section 40(3) is satisfied. Under the FOI Act disclosure of this information would breach the fair processing principle contained in the Data Protection Act (DPA), where it would be unfair to that person or is confidential.
However, in relation to question 7, Mr Lloyd has given his permission to disclose that he has never been subject to any investigations over financial irregularity throughout his entire career.