Review proposed for hard-pressed APPC secretariat

The APPC is to review its secretariat arrangements after its current secretary, Waterfront Partnership deputy MD Steve Bramall, threatened to resign last week.

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

disaster.



’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.



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