Function : Commissioner, Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI) and former President of the NATO PA

Economics and Security Committee, Saturday 12 October



Sir Hugh Bayley is Commissioner of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact, which was established by the UK government in 2011 to scrutinise UK development aid, to ensure that it is spent effectively to benefit people who need it most, and to deliver value for money for UK taxpayers.  ICAI reports to the House of Commons’ International Development Committee.
Sir Hugh was the MP for York for 23 years, Minister for Social Security, Deputy Speaker and a member of the International Development Committee for 14 years. He represented the UK at the NATO PA from 1997-99 and 2001-15, chaired the Economics and Security Committee, and served as President of the Assembly from 2012-14.  
He chaired the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF, and was knighted in 2015 for services to NATO and international development.
He is a Trustee of the International Rescue Committee, and of Drill2Drink a charity created to provide clean water in rural Tanzania.  He has worked for on Parliamentary capacity building for UNDP in the middle east and for the Westminster Foundation for Democracy in Malaysia and Myanmar and is a lay member of the UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council. 

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