Tongues have been wagging about who’s in the running to become the new chair of CABE
Sources have told Astragal – and for those nosey readers wondering who has been blabbing, the ‘leakers’ are not from CABE – a shortlist of three has been drawn up with a winner due to be announced within the next week.
It is understood the trio in contention are: former architecture minister Lord Howarth (Alan, 65); AJ and AR editor emeritus Mr Finch OBE (Paul, 60 - pictured); and not–the-chatshow-host-but-a-Liverpudlian-urbanism-expert Parkinson (Michael, 64).
The winner will replace the commission’s outgoing (i.e. exiting not exciting) chairman John Sorrell.
The final decision will be made by the Department for Culture Media & Sport.
Obviously Astragal must remain impartial as to who he wants to win, but recommends reading Paul Finch’s excellent Letter From London in this week’s AJ.