Aaaarrgghh ! What a situation !
We've found the same appeal clerk which wasn't a problem at all,& were warned in paperwork that sometimes panel members may sit on panel for more than one school.
After all,there isn't an endless supply of people queuing up for the job,the majority are also retired. Don't know about you,but I'd rather be swanning around Spain in my retirement than having the responsibility of deciding the fate of 11 year olds ! It would terrify me !
Sorry if that sounds glib-& it doesn't help your friend much,but unfortunately it does happen
Hope the second appeal was a success !