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Members of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) are appointed in accordance with the Parliamentary Standards Act 2009. It provides for IPSA to have a chair and four other members. All are appointed by Her Majesty on an address of the House of Commons. They are selected by the Speaker of the House of Commons, with the agreement of the Speaker’s Committee on the IPSA, following a fair and open competition.

On 13 July 2021, the House of Commons will be asked to approve the appointment of Richard Lloyd OBE, currently interim Chair of the Board of IPSA, as the permanent Chair. His appointment will run from from 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2026.

His appointment was recommended following a recruitment process and he has been selected by the Speaker with the agreement of the Speaker’s Committee on IPSA. A report from the Speaker’s Committee on IPSA outlines the recruitment process and provides a short profile of Mr Lloyd.

The terms and qualifications of the current members of the IPSA Board are:

  • Richard Lloyd, Interim Chair. He was appointed to the Board from 1 December 2018, for five years. He became interim Chair, on 11 October 2019, following the resignation of Ruth Evans. He will remain interim Chair until a new Chair is recruited.
  • William Lifford, auditor member, from 11 January 2018 for five years.
  • Sir Robert Owen, former holder of a high judicial office, 1 January 2016-31 December 2023.
  • Helen Jones, former Member of Parliament, from 1 January 2020-31 December 2025.

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