7(1)The Service shall have a chief executive.E+W
(2)Appointments to the position of chief executive shall be made as follows—
(a)the first appointment shall be made by the Secretary of State, and
(b)subsequent appointments shall be made by the Service.
(3)The appointment under sub-paragraph (2)(a) shall be made after consultation with the chairman of the Service (or the person proposed to be appointed as such).
(4)Appointments under sub-paragraph (2)(b) shall be made with the consent of the Secretary of State.
(5)References in this Schedule, except paragraph 8(1), to the employees of the Service include references to its chief executive.