Mr Skempton’s post will commence on 1 April 2010 and will last for 3 years.
Speaking about the appointment, the Minister said:
"I’m very pleased to have appointed Trevor Skempton as a Commissioner to the Design Commission for Wales.
“He brings with him a wealth of experience from a number of different fields, with particular emphasis on his extensive knowledge of architecture and urban design.
“I look forward to his contribution as a member of this important national organisation.”
Mr Skempton is an architect and design manager with a wide experience of public sector work, including periods as Head of Architecture in Birmingham, City Architect in Newcastle, and Chief Architect in Barrow-in-Furness. His most recent appointment has been as Consultant Urban Design Advisor to Liverpool City Council (2003-2008).
Mr Skempton is a Board member of Liverpool-based community design agency, Comtechsa. He holds no other Ministerial public appointments.
30 March 2010