I have decided to appoint the new Board Member listed at annexe A for a period of two years and eight months.
The appointment will begin on 19 March 2007 and will expire on 13 December 2009. This appointment was made in accordance with the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
The biographical details of the new appointee are shown at annexe B.
Appointment will commence on 19 March 2007
RDA Name East of England Development Agency Edward Iveagh
East of England Development Agency
Edward Iveagh has been Chairman of Elveden Farms Ltd since 1992 and has transformed the 22,500 acre Suffolk estate into a multi-faceted, diverse and profitable business. He is a non-executive Director of Burhill Estates, a Golfing and Land Management Company that has developed the concept of quality pay-and-play golf courses across England. He is a non-executive Director of Adventure Forest, a high wire forest adventure operator.
He was Deputy Chairman of Iveagh Trustees for 10 years and is now Director of Arundel Iveagh, a London-based Hedge Fund and Wealth Management operation and is a founding partner of Capital 1, an asset finance vehicle.
He is Chair of the Brecks Tourism Partnership and has been involved in a broad range of charitable initiatives including Chair of Chadacre Agricultural Trust, Patron of The West Suffolk MacMillan Cancer Appeal and Trustee and Chairman of the investment committee of East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Between 1996 and 1999 he was an active Cross-Bench Member of the House of Lords.
He is married and has two young sons.