The process of new deputy governors being appointed to both prisons was managed, and was not as a result of open competition. Managed moves are used where it is in the business interests of the service to do so, including ensuring effective succession arrangements, and are fully in line with service policy. In these cases, the moves were approved by the relevant operational director. The appointments are unrelated to Mr. Tasker’s investigation.
Mr. Keith Munns, who has retired, has been retained by the Deputy Director General of the Prison Service to support the completion of a report originally commissioned by Mr. Munns. Mr. Munns is currently working on a fee-paid, sessional basis, where no competition is required, and costs are met from the Deputy Director General’s budget. Given his experience, it is likely that Mr. Munns will be asked to undertake other, specific work on the same basis.