Latest civil service & public affairs moves — December 11
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
Houses of Parliament
- House of Lords: Lord Loomba (life peer), was non-affiliated and now sits as crossbench
- House of Commons: Environmental Audit Committee – Colin Clark and Glyn Davies appointed as members; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee – Jo Platt appointed as a member; Home Affairs Committee – Douglas Ross replaced Esther McVey as a member; International Trade Committee – Stephanie Peacock replaced Keith Vaz as a member; Science and Technology Committee – Carol Monaghan replaced Stephanie Peacock as a member.
- Department for Transport: HS2 Ltd – Andrew McNaughton is to become a part-time strategic technical adviser.
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Regulatory Policy Committee – Anthony Browne appointed as the new chair.
- Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport: VisitBritain – Judith Macgregor appointed to the board; Arts Council England – Michael Eakin, Catherine Mallyon, Andrew Miller, George Mpanga, Elisabeth Murdoch. Paul Roberts and Tessa Ross appointed as general council members and David Joseph reappointed; Sukhy Johal appointed as Midlands area chair, Kate Willard as north area chair, Roni Brown as south east area chair, and Rosemary Squire reappointed as south west area chair; UK Gambling Commission – Sarah Harrison to stand down as chief executive in February.
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andrew Pearce has been appointed governor of Montserrat.
- Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs: Christine Middlemiss to replace Nigel Gibbens as chief veterinary officer in March.
- Cabinet Office: Social Mobility Commission – Alan Milburn resigned as chair of the board; Baroness Shephard, Paul Gregg and David Johnston resigned as members.
- Derby City Council – Paul Robinson to stand down as chief executive in April.
- Worcestershire County Council – Paul Robinson to become the new chief executive.
- By-election results 7 December: North Devon Council – Caroline Leaver elected for Newport – Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative; Enfield Council – Ergun Eren elected for Enfield Highway – Labour hold.
- EEF, the manufacturers' organisation – Stephen Phipson replaced Terry Scuoler as chief executive on 1 December.
- Association for Scottish Public Affairs – Callum Chomczuk named as the new chair, replacing Alastair Ross.
- SafeLives – Suzanne Jacob promoted to become chief executive, replacing Diana Barran.
- Breast Cancer Care – Steve Lucas appointed as director of fundraising and marketing.
- Royal Blind Group – Richard Baker appointed as policy manager.
- Edelman – Feargal Purcell becomes director of public affairs.
- Santander UK – Stewart Todd to become head of external communications in March.
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