New chairman appointed for the Central Arbitration Committee

Stephen Redmond appointed chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee

Business Minister Margot James has today (30 November) announced that Stephen Redmond has been appointed as chairman of the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC).

The CAC encourages fair and efficient arrangements in the workplace by resolving collective disputes in England, Scotland and Wales, either by voluntary agreement or, if necessary, through a legal decision.

Mr Redmond, a former NHS Human Resources Director, takes over from Sir Michael Burton.

Biography – Stephen Redmond

Stephen Redmond is an experienced human resources and organisational development professional and was one of four national HR Directors for the NHS in the UK. Stephen has worked in central and devolved government, the NHS, health and social care and the mining industry. He has worked internationally for the British Government in developing countries and as a consultant in Asia, Russia, Eastern Europe and Africa.

Mr Redmond’s previous appointments include Independent Panel Chair at the Judicial Appointments Commission, Independent Chair of the Doctor’s and Dentist’s Disciplinary Appeals Panel, Non-Executive Director at The Coal Authority, Fitness to Practice Chair at the Nursing and Midwifery Council and Member at the Judicial Investigation and Conduct Office.