Headlines: August 19th, 1997

Jonathan Rees has been appointed the new Director of the Charter Unit at the Office of Public Service. He will be responsible for taking forward the Charter programme for encouraging public services to deliver high quality standards.One of his first tasks will be to mastermind the re-launch the Charter programme. The re-launched is part of the Better Government initiative. Work on the initiative is well under way and a White Paper is due to be published at the beginning of 1998.

Jonathan Rees (41) was a Policy Adviser at No.10 Policy Unit for three years from September 1994. Previously he served in a variety of posts in the Department of Trade & Industry.