Latest civil service & public affairs moves — April 8

Written by Dods People on 8 April 2019 in News

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

Government departments

  • Ministry of Justice: HM Inspectorate of Probation – Justin Russell to replace Glenys Stacey as HM chief inspector of probation on 1 June. Civil Procedure Rule Committee – John McQuater appointed as the lay and consumer advice member. Sentencing Council – Diana Fawcett named as the promotion of the welfare of victims of crime lay member.
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Committee on Climate Change – Keith Bell appointed as a power sector specialist.
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office – Martin Reynolds has been appointed HM Ambassador to Libya in succession to Frank Baker. John Pearson has been appointed HM Ambassador to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. Sarah Hulton has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. James Sharp has been appointed HM Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homes England – Lynda McMullan named as chief financial officer and Amy Casterton as chief of staff, Casterton having been in the role in an interim basis.
  • Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence Police  Andrea Bishop named as assistant chief constable.
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Victoria and Albert Museum Board – Genevieve Davies, Jonathan Anderson, Marc St John and David Bomford appointed as trustees. British Tourist Authority – Ian McCaig reappointed as a board member. Historic Royal Palaces – Michael Wood appointed and Carole Souter reappointed as trustees.
  • Prime Minister’s Office: Security Vetting Appeals Panel – Heather Hallett replaced George Newman as chair.
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Forestry Commission England – Jennie Price, Peter Latham and Liz Philip named as non-executive commissioners.

Ministerial changes

  • Wales Office – Nigel Adams resigned as parliamentary under secretary of state in the Wales Office and as a whip. Kevin Foster has been appointed parliamentary under secretary of state, as well as as maternity cover for Chloe Smith as parliamentary secretary in the Cabinet Office and assistant government whip.
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strateg– Andrew Stephenson has been appointed parliamentary under secretary of state. 
  • Department for Work and Pensions – Justin Tomlinson has been appointed minister of state. Will Quince has been appointed parliamentary under secretary of state .
  • Department for Exiting the European Union – Chris Heaton-Harris resigned as parliamentary under secretary of state. James Cleverly has been appointed as parliamentary under secretary of state.
  • Department of Health and Social Care – Seema Kennedy has been appointed parliamentary under secretary of state.

House of Parliament

  • House of Commons – Ruth Jones was elected as the new Labour MP for Newport West on 4 April. Nick Boles left the Conservative Party and now sits as an Independent Progressive Conservative. Scottish Affairs Committee: Paul Masterton replaced Kirstene Hair as a member.

Devolved Authorities

  • Northern Ireland Government: Department of Health – Patrick Farry appointed as a non-executive finance member, and Paul Douglas and Alan Hanna appointed as non-executive lay ,embers on the Patient and Client Council. Northern Ireland Housing Executive Peter Roberts appointed as chair and John McMullan as vice-chair.

Local authorities

  • By-election result 4 April: Norfolk County Council – Fran Whymark elected for Wroxham – Conservative hold (Tom Garrod resigned).

Interest groups

  • Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce – Danielle Mason appointed to head the education team.​​
  • Energy Saving Trust – Neil Sachdev replaced Ted Brown as chair.​
  • Livability – Helen England to replace Dave Webber as chief executive in May.
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