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East Midlands Development Agency

Volume 469: debated on Monday 10 December 2007

I have decided to appoint the new board members listed below.

Michael Seals

Ann Cartwright

The new appointments will all be for a period of three years.

The appointments will begin on 14 December 2007 and will expire on 13 December 2010.

I have placed further details of the new appointments in the Libraries of both Houses. They were all made in accordance with the code of practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.


Michael Seals

Michael Seals is principally a farmer at The Hall Farm in South Derbyshire. Previously he helped develop and still retains an interest in the Dove Valley Park development also in South Derbyshire.

Michael Seals has been chairman of the National Fallen Stock Company Ltd since 2003, a DEFRA initiative designed to assist farmers in fulfilling obligations under European Regulation. He has held various posts in the National Farmers Union, and is currently their Food Law spokesman. Previously he was a member of the BBC National Rural Affairs Advisory Committee.

Ann Cartwright

Ann Cartwright is director of Brooke McNee Leadership Development Consultancy. Previous to this she was the chief executive of Family First Ltd, a registered social landlord in Nottingham.

Ann Cartwright is currently director and company secretary of Nottingham CVS and chair of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire CIPD Branch Committee.