Latest civil service & public affairs moves — August 28

Written by Dods People on 28 August 2017 in News

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

Government departments

  • Legal Ombudsman – Rob Powell promoted to replace Nick Hawkins as chief executive in September.
  • Home Office – John Ashton appointed as the new chief scientific adviser.
  • Department for Education: Education and Skills Funding Agency Eileen Milner to become chief executive in November.
  • Department for Transport: Maritime and Coastguard Agency – ​Les Chapman became the secretary of state’s representative; Highways England ​–  Peter Mumford appointed as the interim major projects executive director.
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:​ UK Anti-Doping Board ​–  Nicholas Griffin, Claire-Marie Roberts, Frances Akor and Nicola Phillips appointed as members.

Devolved Authorities

  • Scottish Government: Scottish Police Authority John Foley to retire as chief executive, the role will not be replaced.

Local Authorities

  • Burnley borough council – Mick Cartledge appointed as the new Chief Executive.


  • Trade associations: Incorporated Society of British AdvertisersSteve Chester appointed as director of media.


  • Ovo Group - Georgia Berry to become chief of staff to chief executive.

Interest Groups

  • Citizens Advice – Katie Martin to become head of news, public affairs and campaigns.
  • Birmingham Dogs Home – Giles Webber appointed as chief executive.
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