Latest civil service & public affairs moves — February 25
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
- Department for Work and Pensions: Office for Nuclear Regulation - Mark McAllister announced as the new chair, replacing Nick Baldwin on 1 April.
- Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Museums Liverpool Board - Sarah Dean, David Fleming and Max Steinberg named as trustees; Royal Museums Greenwich - Mark Stanhope and Jeremy Penn reappointed as trustees.
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Christopher Trott has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan.
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Competition and Markets Authority - Cynthia Dubin appointed as non-executive director and Paul Hughes, Robin Foster, Colleen Keck, Karthik Subramanya, Shrinivas Honap and Maria da Cunha as panel members.
- HM Treasury: Financial Conduct Authority – Wanda Goldwag named chair of the independent Financial Services Consumer Panel.
- Ministry of Defence: Defence Safety Authority - Air Marshal Sue Gray to become the director-general.
- Home Office: Sara Thornton to become the independent anti-slavery commissioner.
Houses of Parliament
House of Commons
- Paul Flynn, Labour MP for Newport West, died on 17th February.
- Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker, Ann Coffey and Joan Ryan left the Labour Party to sit as The Independent Group.
- Anna Soubry, Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen left the Conservative Party to sit with The Independent Group.
- Ian Austin left the Labour Party to sit as an independent.
- Joint Committee on the Draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill: Peter Aldous, Emma Dent Coad, Mark Menzies, Mark Pawsey, Lloyd Russell-Moyle and Alison Thewliss appointed as members of this new committee.
- Finance Committee: Bambos Charalambous replaced Helen Jones as a member.
- National Assembly for Wales: Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee - Dai Lloyd replaced Helen Mary Jones as a member;
Culture, Welsh Language and Communications – Delyth Jewell replaced Dai Lloyd as a member.
By-election Results 21 February: Northamptonshire County Council – Annabel de Capell Brooke elected for Oundle – Conservative hold. (Helen Smith resigned, had been sitting as an Independent); Cardiff Council – Andrea Gibson elected for Ely – Plaid Cymru gain from Labour. (Jim Murphy died).
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- Stonewall – Ruth Hunt to stand down as chief executive in August.
- Designability – Catharine Brown appointed as chief executive.
- The Stroke Association – Carol Blott named as director for Wales.
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