Former minister returns to property after standing down as MP

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Former minister returns to property after standing down as MP previous nextAgencies & PeopleFormer minister returns to property after standing down as MPMark Prisk is to join an architectural practice as a planning consultant after an 18-year career in parliament which included a spell as a Tory housing minister.Sheila Manchester27th November 201901,077 Views Mark Prisk, one of seven housing ministers in the last seven years, has been appointed as a strategic advisor by a Nottinghamshire-headquartered architecture practice, Benoy, after a relatively long tenure as minister of state for business and enterprise from 2010 to 2012 – as well as minister of state for housing from 2012 to 2013.His experience in business and housing will be critical in his new role. Mark will work with the board to provide an overview of political, economic and commercial issues that could impact the business, helping to give context to strategic decisions. He will also assist Benoy and its clients in navigating the UK’s complex planning regulations.A chartered surveyor with a BSc in land management from the University of Reading, Mark Prisk ran his own business for ten years before entering politics. He was elected as MP for Hertford & Stortford in 2001 and stood down earlier this month.Since leaving government in 2013, he has served on the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee.Chief executive Tom Cartledge said, ​”I’m thrilled that Mark is joining us and I’m confident he will add great value to our business in the coming months.“Not only does he understand our sector and client base, but he also brings an impressive working knowledge of the changing political environment in which we operate.“As our representative, Mark will help to connect us with others, especially in government and industry, giving us greater engagement with senior influencers and stakeholders.” mark prisk Housing Minister November 27, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Australia buys second MQ-4C Triton UAV

first_img Photo: Illustration: US Navy photo of MQ-4C Triton View post tag: Royal Australian Navy Share this article View post tag: MQ-4C View post tag: RAAF The Australian defense ministry announced it is buying the second of a planned fleet of six MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft.Australia is acquiring the Tritons through a cooperative program with the United States Navy. The MQ-4C is being acquired to complement Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft operations.Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne said the Triton acquisition was an important part of strengthening the security of Australia’s maritime boarders.“The Triton – which will complement our manned P-8A Poseidon aircraft – will significantly enhance our anti-submarine warfare and maritime strike capability as well as our ability to monitor and secure Australia’s maritime approaches,” minister Pyne said.“These capabilities help us protect our maritime area from threats such as people smuggling, and the exploitation of our natural resources from activities like illegal fishing.”“The Tritons will also be able to undertake enhanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tasks to support whole-of-government operations.”The approval of the second aircraft means that the project is on track to see the first Triton aircraft introduced into service in mid-2023 with all six planned to be delivered by late 2025, based at RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia. View post tag: Tritonlast_img read more