Latest civil service & public affairs moves — August 7

Written by Dods People on 4 August 2017 in News

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

Government departments

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Companies House – Louise Smyth appointed as chief executive, starting in September.
  • Department of Health: NHS Business Services Authority – Silla Maizey has been re-appointed as chair for three years from 9 September.
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby appointed firector general for EU Exit.

Houses of Parliament

Parliamentary Digital Service – Rob Greig will stand down as Director on 8 September – the recruitment for his permanent replacement will begin in 2018.

Local authorities

  • Ceredigon Council – Eifion Evans to become chief executive, replacing Bronwen Morgan on 1 October; Walsall Council – Helen Paterson to become chief executive; Sedgemoor District Council – Allison Griffin named as interim chief executive after Kerry Rickards retired; Northampton Council – David Kennedy stood down as chief executive; By-election Results 3 August: Charnwood Council – Richard Huddlestone elected for Loughborough Shelthorpe – Labour hold; Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Council – Michael Taylor elected for St Margarets with St Nicholas – Conservative gain from Labour; Sevenoaks Council – Susan Coleman elected for Penshurst, Fordscombe and Chiddingstone – Conservative hold; Swale Council – Tony Winckless elected for Milton Regis – Labour gain from UKIP: Thanet Council – Ian Venables elected for Margate Central – Labour gain from UKIP.; Worthing Council – Rebecca Cooper elected for Marine – Labour gain from Conservative


  • PLMR – Neil Carmichael joined as a senior adviser.


  • AA – Bob Mackenzie removed as chief executive.


  • ITV – Carolyn McCall to replace Adam Crozier as chief executive early in 2018.

Interest Groups

  • Trussell Trust – David McAuley to stand down as chief executive at the end of August.
  • British Red Cross – Mark Astarita to leave role as fundraising director in November.
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