Who is William A. Sprigg, Ph.D.?

Well, he is this one. But not this one. In the news, he is Former IPCC Leader Says Climategate Scientists “Manipulated data.” and the “head of the International Technical Review Panel for IPCC’s first report”.

The latter is what interests me. What is it? I am just about old enough to remember IPCC ’90, and indeed I have a paper copy, WG I of course, provided free of charge by the nice Hadley folk. I should have got them to autograph it. In it I find no mention of the said panel. There was the WG I core team co-ordination, who were at the Hadley, but what is the panel? A search of http://www.ipcc.ch finds nothing.

So, any ideas?