Latest civil service & public affairs moves — December 17
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
- HM Treasury: Financial Conduct Authority’s Competition Decisions Committee – Lesley Ainsworth, Simon Polito, David Thomas and Tim Tutton appointed as members; Payment Systems Regulator’s Competition Decisions Committee and Enforcement Decisions Committee – Lesley Ainsworth, Simon Polito, David Thomas and Tim Tutton appointed as members; Royal Mint – Graham Love appointed as non-executive chair.
- Department for Work and Pensions: Industrial Injuries Advisory Council – Kim Burton, John Cherrie, Valentina Gallo, Max Henderson, Chris Stenton and Ian Lawson appointed as members.
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Ofgem – John Crackett appointed as a non-executive director.
- Home Office: Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority: Margaret Beels reappointed as chair and Michael Rich appointed as chief executive from January; Security Industry Authority: Ian Todd to become chief executive on 25 February.
- Ministry of Defence: UK Hydrographic Office – Tim Lowe appointed as acting chief executive and accounting officer from the end of January.
- Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Ofcom - Stephen Nuttall to join the Content Board.
- Welsh Government reshuffle: Alun Davies left the government and his role as cabinet secretary for local government and public services; Huw Irranca-Davies left the government and his role as minister for children, older people and social care; Vaughan Gething remained as minister for health and social care; Ken Skates remained as minister for economy and transport; Kirsty Williams remained as minister for education; Jeremy Miles remained as counsel general and also became minister for Brexit; Eluned Morgan remained as minister for Welsh language and also became minister for international relations; Lesley Griffiths remained as minister for energy and rural affairs and also became minister for environment; Dafydd Elis-Thomas remained as deputy minister for culture, sport & tourism; Julie James became minister for housing and local government (previously Leader of the House and chief whip); Hannah Blythyn became deputy minister for housing and local government (previously minister for environment); Rebecca Evans became minister for finance and Trefnydd (previously minister for housing and regeneration); Julie Morgan became deputy minister for health and social services; Lee Waters became deputy minister for economy and transport; Jane Hutt became deputy minister and chief whip.
- By-election Result 12 December: Ashfield Council – Matthew Relf elected for Sutton Junction and Harlow Wood – Ashfield Independent gain from Labour. (Steven Carroll resigned, he had been sitting as Ashfield Independent); By-election Results 13 December: Haringey Council – Seema Chandwani elected for West Green – Labour hold. (Ishmael Osamor resigned); Harlow Council – Frances Mason elected for Toddbrook – Labour hold. (Karen Clempner resigned); Middlesborough Council – Janet Thompson elected for Brambles and Thorntree – Labour hold. (Peter Purvis died); Dumfries and Galloway Council – Pauline Drysdale elected for Dee and Glenkens – Conservative hold. (Patsy Gilroy resigned).
- UK Regulators Network: Jonathan Oxley appointed as chief executive.
- UK Finance: Paul Leonard to succeed Ian Jordan as chair of Northern Ireland committee.
- The Cohesion and Integration Network: Jo Broadwood appointed as chief executive from February.
- Mates in Mind: James Rudoni appointed as managing director.
- Hestia: Terrie Alafat appointed as chair.
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