Latest civil service & public affairs moves — April 29
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
- 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.
- Conservative Party – Helen Whatley appointed as deputy chair.
- By-election result 25 April: Shropshire Council – Kate Halliday elected for Belle Vue – Labour hold (Harry Taylor resigned).
- 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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