Recruitment of the chair of the new Infrastructure Planning Commission has already commenced. The process of recruiting the other members of the Commission will follow shortly. These are all public appointments and the recruitment is being carried out in accordance with the rules of the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments (OCPA) with an independent OCPA assessor supervising the process. In addition, the appointments of the chair and deputy chairs will be subject to the pre-appointment hearing by the relevant Parliamentary Select Committee. It is open to anyone who considers they meet the essential criteria to apply for the posts.