The APPC is to review its secretariat arrangements after its
current secretary, Waterfront Partnership deputy MD Steve Bramall,
threatened to resign last week.
Bramall has been persuaded to stay on, but APPC members will debate
whether to hire a part-time secretary from outside the lobbying industry
at the association’s general meeting on 23 November.
Bramall, appointed in July, felt that the demands of his job at
transport specialist Waterfront had not left him enough time to devote
to the job.
He explained that, as many of his clients are in the transport sector,
his workload at Waterfront had increased since the Paddington
’I simply have no time to devote to the job,’ he said.
He and other members believe the APPC needs a secretary with more time
to devote to serving existing members and chasing new ones.
APPC chairman Michael Burrell supports the idea of hiring a secretary to
work part time, and of appointing someone from outside the industry to
avoid conflicts of interests.