Latest civil service & public affairs moves — January 8

Written by Dods People on 8 January 2018 in News

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

Houses of Parliament 

  • House of Lords: ​Lord MacLaurin (Conservative, life peer) retired on 22 December; Lord Blyth of Rowington (Conservative, life peer) retired on 1 January.

Government departments

  • HM Treasury: Prudential Regulation Committee – David Belsham reappointed as an external member; Financial Conduct Authority – Charles Randall appointed as chair from 1 April.
  • Department for Transport: Office of Rail and Road – Stephen Glaister reappointed as chair.
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Veterinary Products Committee – Enrique Vega, Mark White, Ye-Mei Ruby Chang, Andrea Tarr, Helen Ballantyne and Rachel Bennett appointed as members, Malcolm Bennett appointed as chair.


  • Labour Party: Alex Cunningham resigned as shadow minister for pensions. 

Devolved Authorities

  • National Assembly for Wales: Nathan Gill (Independent, elected as UKIP) resigned as AM for North Wales on 27 December and was replaced by Mandy Jones (UKIP).

Local authorities: by-election result 4 January

  • Hertsmere Borough Council - Rebecca Butler elected for Borehamwood Cowley Hill – Labour gain from Conservative.


  • JBP ​– James Hinchliffe promoted to strategic engagement director and James Hargrave to policy and communications director.
  • FTI Consulting – Alex Deane and Giles Barrie promoted to become senior managing directors.

Interest groups

  • Christian Aid – Amanda Khozi Mukwashi appointed as chief executive from April.


  • BBA Aviation – Mark Johnstone promoted to become chief executive.
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