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The Minister for Finance and Local Government has appointed Dianne Bevan and Katherine Watkins for a first term from 1 June 2023 to 31 March 2025 to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales.

First published:
6 June 2023
Last updated:

Description of role and organisation

The Panel is required to produce an annual report, which prescribes the level of remuneration paid to members of county and county borough councils, town and community councils, national park authorities and fire and rescue authorities. It may also produce Supplementary Reports at any time that it considers necessary. In preparing its reports the Panel is required to take into account the likely financial impact of its decisions on the authority or authorities in question. Panel members also consider any suggested changes to the salary of a chief executive of a county or county borough council, as and when required. 

Role description

  • Participation in Panel Meetings including agenda and direction setting, evidence generation and discussion and constructive challenge and determine levels of remuneration.
  • Purposeful engagement with a wide range of individuals and organisations about remuneration issues. 
  • Analysis and interpretation of information and effective use of evidence to support Panel decision making.
  • Contribute to policy development through experience/knowledge of local government or other branches of public service.
  • Understanding of and commitment to equality and challenging discriminatory practices in undertaking the role of Member. 

Appointment type or extension

Dianne Bevan and Katherine Watkins have been appointed as members to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales.

The roles are remunerated at £282 per day.

This appointment was made in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments.

Political activity

All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process.

Both Dianne Bevan and Katherine Watkins declared no political activity within the last 5 years.