The Council values input from professionals when considering issues that relate to services provided to the people of Wiltshire. To be able to obtain as much input as possible the Council appoints co-opted members to a number of its bodies, both decision-making, and consultative.
Co-opted members are people who are chosen by the appropriate body to represent a specific area of interest or issue of consideration. These representatives are not elected members of the Council, and are appointed because of their level of knowledge and experience, such as headteachers, diocesan representatives. These co-opted members make a very useful contribution to discussions and help make the correct decisions in relation to important matters.
Co-opted members receive the following allowances.
Co-opted Members’ Allowance
Non-voting co-opted member of the Standards Committee
Independent co-opted member of the Police and Crime Panel
Co-opted voting member of the Children’s Select Committee
Co-opted non-voting member of the Audit and Governance Committee
Non-voting co-opted members of the Children’s Select Committee
Nikki Barnett – Further Education Representative
Sarah Busby – Secondary Head Teacher Representative
John Hawkins – School Teacher Representative
Maisy Humphrey – Children and Young People’s Representative
Declan Kiely – Children and Young People’s Representative - substitute
Catriona Williamson - Primary Head Teacher Representative
Voting co-opted members of the Children’s Select Committee
Dr Mike Thompson - Clifton Diocesan RC Representative
Co-opted Independent Member of the Police and Crime Panel
Non-voting co-opted Member of the Standards Committee
Voting Employer Representatives on the Pension Fund Committee
Non-voting members on the Pension Fund Committee