lay member

lay member

A member of the public at large who sits on a board or panel in the UK to act as an advocate for public interests.
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Mr Garry McKenna has been appointed as a Lay Member for a four year period, and during the first two years of his term, he has been appointed as Vice-President of the Council.
Mick Frost, 64, is the first lay member of Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB).
Up to the date of his retirement, Mr Francis was a member of the Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse, and is currently a lay member of the Residential Property Tribunal and a lay member of the Care Council for Wales.
Mr Moyes, former group chief executive of the Go-Ahead Group plc, joined the University Council as a lay member in 1992 and was its chairman from 2001 until July this year.
Joan Kirkbride, local manager for the Central Office of Research Ethics Committees said: "One of the main roles of a lay member is to ensure that the information given to research participants is simple to understand.
Jane Sullivan, for the GMC, said there was only a requirement to have one lay member of the committee and submitted: ``Lay members also have expertise in misconduct.
The three-person panel, consisting of two serving teachers and one lay member, heard Mr Cole deny the four separate allegations at the hearing in Birmingham.
Mr Poon is a solicitor, a lay member of the council and a non-executive director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority.
She was vice-president of the Royal College of Nursing, chairman of the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting and a lay member of the General Medical Council.
Ms Hoskins said: "It is a great honour to have been appointed as a lay member of the panel, as it is highly respected for its work in settling sports disputes quickly, efficiently and fairly.
But Patricia Davies, a lay member of the church from Llandaff in Cardiff, warned many would find women becoming bishops difficult as a matter of conscience.
Last night a celebration Mass was held at St Bede's Church, Washington, where Daniela is a Eucharist minister and lay member, visiting the elderly, sick and housebound.