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The Valuation Tribunals (Wales) Regulations 2005

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Appointment of the Director and Deputy Director of the Governing Council

10.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), within the prescribed period, the members of the Governing Council must in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation appoint a person to be Director of the Governing Council and appoint a person to be Deputy Director of the Governing Council.

(2) The persons to be appointed under this regulation must be members of the Governing Council and of a Valuation Tribunal.

(3) The persons to be appointed will be determined by a simple majority of votes cast, each member of the Governing Council having one vote.

(4) Where an election under paragraph (3) results in a tie, the persons to be appointed from amongst the candidates with equal votes will be determined by lot.

(5) No other election for the appointment of a Director and/or Deputy Director of the Governing Council other than in accordance with this regulation will be held before the expiry of two weeks beginning on the day on which notice of the election is issued by the Chief Executive in accordance with paragraph (6).

(6) The notices required by paragraph (5) must be served on all persons who are members of the Governing Council and such notices must be served on the date on which they are issued.

(7) Where at the expiry of the prescribed period no election has taken place in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this regulation, the National Assembly for Wales will, after consultation with such members of the Governing Council as it sees fit and subject to paragraph (2), appoint one of their number to be Director and/or Deputy Director as appropriate.

(8) The Director and Deputy Director will hold office until whichever of the following first occurs—

(a)the expiration of a period of two years from the date upon which the Director or Deputy Director takes office;

(b)the Director or Deputy Director ceases to be a member of the Governing Council;

(c)notice of the Director or Deputy Director’s resignation under paragraph (9) takes effect;

(d)notice of termination under paragraph (10) takes effect.

(9) A Director or Deputy Director may resign their office by giving not less than one month’s notice in writing to the National Assembly for Wales.

(10) The National Assembly for Wales may, after consultation with such of the members of the Governing Council as it sees fit, by giving notice in writing to the Director and/or Deputy Director as appropriate terminate their office.

(11) If the Director of the Governing Council is unable, through illness or absence or any other cause, to carry out functions under these Regulations, then those functions will, with the authorisation in writing of the Director or, if the Director is unable to provide it, of the Chief Executive, be carried out by the Deputy Director of the Governing Council.

(12) In this regulation—

“prescribed period” (“cyfnod a bennir”) means one month beginning with 3 January 2006, or three months from the date of a vacancy occurring;

“Chief Executive” (“Prif Weithredwr”) means an interim Chief Executive appointed under regulation 18(1) or a Chief Executive appointed under regulation 18(3).

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