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The Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James has announced the appointment of Deep Sagar as the new independent chair of the Regulatory Board for Wales (RBW) from 1st January 2021.

First published:
8 December 2020
Last updated:

This follows an open public appointment process in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments.

The Regulatory Board for Wales advises the Welsh Government on housing policy and regulation and examines the regulatory performance and activity of the Welsh Government and registered social landlords.

As the new chair Deep Sagar will provide leadership and strategic direction to the board, act as a spokesperson for the RBW and provide advice to the Minister on the health and performance of the housing association sector.

All public appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for the political activity of appointees (if any declared) to be published. No political activity has been declared.
The appointment will start on the 1st of January 2021 for 3 years and is recompensed at £256 per day.

Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James said:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Deep Sagar as the new independent chair of the Regulatory Board for Wales.

The expertise and skills Deep will bring to the Board will not only benefit the Board as it continues its work but will provide valuable challenge and advice which will help the development of the Housing Association sector.