Latest civil service & public affairs moves — January 9

Written by Dods People on 9 January 2017 in News

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

Government departments

  • UKREP – Sir Ivan Rogers resigned as the UK's Permanent Representative to the European Union; he has been succeeded by Sir Tim Barrow, formerly political director at the Foreign & Commonweath Office.
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Climate Change Adaptation Sub-Committee – Baroness Brown of Cambridge to take over from Lord Krebs as Chair on 1st February.
  • Ministry of Defence: Defence Equipment and Support – Ros Rivaz and Iain Lanaghan appointed as Non-Executive Directors.
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: David Metcalf named as the first Director of Labour Market Enforcement
  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Natural History Museum Board – Kim Winser reappointed as a Trustee.


  • Competition and Markets Authority - Lucilia Falsarella Pereira and Fred Houwen have started as Project Directors, and Tim Greer to take the role on 30th January.

Houses of Parliament

  • Edward Ollard to succeed David Beamish as Clerk of the Parliaments in April.


  • UK Independence Party: Victoria Ayling appointed as Heritage and Tourism Spokesperson; Lisa Duffy appointed as Foreign Aid Spokesperson.

Devolved Authorities

  • Northern Ireland: Electoral Office for Northern Ireland – Virginia McVea to replace Graham Shields as Chief Electoral Officer from 1st February.


  • Madano – Chris Parr appointed as Director of Built Environment and Professional Services Business.
  • M&C Saatchi – Ros Trinick appointed to work on the Home Office's Office for Counter Extremism brief .
  • Law Society – Catherine Dixon resigned as Chief Executive.
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