Latest civil service & public affairs moves — April 18

Written by Dods People on 18 April 2017 in News
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New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People

Government departments

  • Ministry of Justice:Philip Lee became Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Youth Justice, Victims, Female Offenders and Offender Health, having previously been Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Victims, Youth and Family Justice. The responsibilities remain the same.
  • House of Lords Government Whips: Baroness Mobarik is no longer a Government Whip.
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hamish Cowell has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman; Janet Douglas has been appointed British High Commissioner to Barbados, and non-resident High Commissioner to Dominica, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda, St Vincent & the Grenadines, St Lucia and St Christopher & Nevis.
  • Department for Exiting the European Union: Philip Rycroft took up his role as Second Permanent Secretary.
  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: National Gallery – John Kingman appointed as trustee; Tate – Michael Lynton appointed as media business trustee; Information Commissioner's Office – Paul Arnold appointed as Deputy Chief Executive; James Dipple-Johnstone as Deputy Commissioner for Operations.
  • Department for Education: Ofqual – Hywel Jones, Christine Ryan, Frances Wadsworth and David Wakefield appointed as members of the board.
  • Department for Work and Pensions: Office for Nuclear Regulation – Oona Muirhead has been reappointed as Non-Executive Director.

Non-Ministerial Departments:

  • Food Standards Agency – Jason Feeney appointed as Chief Executive; Ofsted – Julius Weinberg named as the chair of the board.

 

Party:

  • Ulster Unionist Party: Robin Swann was selected as party leader.

Interest Groups

  • Dr Hadwen Trust is rebranding as Animal Free Research UK.
  • Picker – Chris Graham appointed as chief executive, having been in the role on an interim basis.
  • NSPCC – Tim Hobden appointed as head of media and PR.
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