12. Members qualify as independent if they have no direct or indirect relationships or interests, whether financial, commercial, professional, philanthropic, or other, likely to interfere with the quality of their decisions as regards the interests of the Commission.
Independent members may not
(1) be in the employ of the Commission, the Government or a body whose employees are members of a pension plan administered by the Commission or have been in such employ in the three years preceding appointment to office, or be in the employ of or be an officer of an association of employees or an association of managers representing those employees or have been in such employ or been such an officer during that period; or
(2) have an immediate family member who is a senior officer of the Commission.
The Government may adopt a policy concerning situations it intends to examine to determine if a board member qualifies as an independent member. The Government may specify the meaning it intends to assign to the expression “immediate family member”.