Latest civil service & public affairs moves — February 11
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
- Home Office: Carol Black named as independent reviewer of drugs.
- Department of Health and Social Care: Sally Davies to stand down as chief medical officer at the end of September.
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Lord Henley named as ministerial champion for Salisbury.
- Cabinet Office: Paula Vennells, Karen Blackett and Anand Aithal appointed as the non-executive board members.
- Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Natural England – Tony Juniper announced as the preferred candidate for Chair.
- Ministry of Justice: HM Prison and Probation Service - Jo Farrar appointed as chief executive from 1 April, replacing Michael Spurr; Office of the Public Guardian – Alan Eccles to retire as Chief Executive and Public Guardian for England and Wales in June.
- Food Standards Agency: Heather Hancock reappointed as chair.
- Competition and Markets Authority: Cynthia Dubin appointed as a non-executive director and Robin Foster, Colleen Keck, Karthik Subramanya, Shrinivas Honap and Maria da Cunha as panel members.
- National Savings and Investments: Jill Lucas appointed as a non-executive director.
- Scottish Parliament: Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints – Alasdair Allan, Jackie Baillie, Donald Cameron, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Angela Constance, Linda Fabiani, Alison Johnstone, Margaret Mitchell and Maureen Watt appointed as members of the new committee.
- Lancaster City Council: Kieran Keane to become interim chief executive on 25 March
- By-election Results 7 February: Tower Hamlets Council – Rajib Ahmed elected for Lansbury – Labour hold. (Muhammad Harun resigned); Tower Hamlets Council – Harun Miah elected for Shadwell – Labour hold. (Rhul Amin resigned); Lambeth Council – Stephen Donnelly elected for Thornton – Labour hold. (Jane Edbrooke resigned); Wokingham Council – Sarah Kerr elected for Evendons – Liberal Democrat hold. (Helen Power resigned); Buckinghamshire Council – Israr Rashid elected for Totteridge and Bowerdean – Labour gain from East Wycombe Independents. (Chaudhary Ditta died); Bradford Council – Rachel Sunderland elected for Bolton and Undercliffe – Liberal Democrat gain from Labour. (Ian Greenwood died).
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- Church Mission Society – Alastair Bateman appointed as chief executive.
- National Council for Voluntary Organisations – Stuart Etherington to step down as chief executive later this year.
- Hill+Knowlton Strategies: Scott Dodsworth to join as director of parliamentary relations.
- Public Relations Consultants Association: Barry Leggetter appointed as the first international president.
- General Optical Council: Vicky McDermott stood down as chief executive.
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