Latest civil service & public affairs moves — April 29

Written by Dods People on 29 April 2019 in News

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

 Government departments

  • Department for International Development – Lord Bates stood down as minister of state, as well as Lords spokesperson for HM Treasury. Baroness Sugg appointed as minister of state .
  • HM Treasury – Lord Young of Cookham appointed as Lords spokesperson for HM Treasury, as Lord Bates stands down
  • Department for Transport – Baroness Vere of Norbiton appointed as parliamentary undersecretary of state.
  • Whips’ Office – Alister Jack appointed as government whip. Matt Warman appointed as assistant government whip.
  • Department for International Trade – Henry Pearson named as the UK’s new cyber security ambassador.
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office – Nick Whittingham has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Guatemala and Her Majesty’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras. Anne Macro has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Kingdom of Lesotho.
  • Department for Education  Dominic Herrington confirmed as national schools commissioner, having been in the role on an interim basis.
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Financial Reporting Council – Richard Lawrence appointed to the Audit and Assurance Council. Intellectual Property Office – David Holdsworth appointed as Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations.

Political parties

  • Conservative Party – Helen Whatley appointed as deputy chair.

Local authorities

  • By-election result 25 April: Shropshire Council – Kate Halliday elected for Belle Vue – Labour hold (Harry Taylor resigned).

Interest groups

  • NHS Confederation – Owen Williams to replace Stephen Dorrell as chair on an interim basis.
  • Royal College of Nursing Foundation – Jane Cummings to replace Robert Sowney as chair on 1 May.
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