Douglas Sinclair, chair of the Accounts Commission has stepped down for health reasons. His deputy, Ronnie Hinds, will act as Commission chair until further notice. The process of finding a permanent successor is under way. Minister for Local Government Kevin Stewart said:
“Douglas first joined the Commission as a member before becoming deputy chair and chair. His commitment has been substantial and I thank him for his service. His long and distinguished career in local government undoubtedly helped inform his leadership of the Commission. He has always worked to promote the Commission’s integrity and impartiality and was much respected in his stewardship. I am sure he will be missed by many."