Latest civil service & public affairs moves — April 16

Written by Dods People on 16 April 2018 in News

New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People

Government departments

  • Home Office: Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme – Bryan Clark replaced Gordon Shipley as director.
  • Department for Education: Construction Industry Training Board – Peter Lauener to become chair on 1 May, replacing James Wates.
  • Department for International Trade: John Mahon appointed as director-general, exports.
  • Ministry of Justice: Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service – Edward Timpson appointed as chair.

Non-ministerial departments

  • Competition and Markets Authority – Andrew Tyrie to become chair.
  • Serious Fraud Office – Mark Thompson to replace David Green as director on an interim basis from 21 April.

Devolved authorities

  • Scottish Government: Scottish Social Services Council – Lorraine Gray to become interim chief executive in late April, replacing Anna Fowlie.

Local authorities: by-election results 12 April

  • St Edmundsbury Council – Max Clarke elected for St Olaves – Labour hold. (Bob Cockle resigned).
  • South Northamptonshire Council – Jonathan Riley elected for Middleton Cheney – Conservative hold. (Judith Baxter resigned).
  • Chichester Council – Kate O’Kelly elected for Rogate – Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative. (Gillian Keegan MP resigned).


  • Sunday Mail – John Ferguson named as political editor.


  • Weber Shandwick – Sarah Richardson joins to run the corporate section.
  • Maitland Political – Razi Rahman to become chair.
  • BECG – Rachel Bell named as non-executive director and chair.

Interest Groups

  • Wooden Spoon – Sarah Webb promoted to become chief executive.
  • Cardinal Hume Centre – George O’Neill to become chief executive in July.
  • British Stammering Association – Norbert Lieckfeldt to stand down as chief executive.
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