Insights Government confirms preferred candidate to be UK’s next Information Commissioner.

Culture Secretary, John Whittingdale, has confirmed Elizabeth Denham as the Government’s preferred candidate to become the UK’s next Information Commissioner.

Subject to a pre-scrutiny hearing by the Culture, Media and Sports Select Committee and final approval from Her Majesty The Queen, Ms Denham will take over from current incumbent Christopher Graham in summer 2016.

Ms Denham is currently the Information and Privacy Commissioner in British Columbia, Canada, and was selected for the role, the Government says, following an open and transparent recruitment process, overseen by the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.  She will serve a term of five years.  To read the Government’s press release in full, click here.