Latest civil service & public affairs moves — July 29

Written by Dods People on 29 July 2019 in News
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New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People

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Boris Johnson replaced Theresa May as Prime Minister on 24th July; see the resulting reshuffle here https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/government-and-public-sector/news/105501/updating-live-boris-johnsons-new-government-takes

Government departments

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Financial Reporting Council - Simon Dingemans appointed as chair, starting in the autumn.
  • Cabinet Office: Office for Tackling Injustices - Ruby McGregor-Smith was named as the first Chair and Jil Matheson as deputy chair; Advisory Committee on Business Appointments – Lord Whitty named as the Labour member, and Lord Pickles will become the Conservative member on 1st January, replacing Baroness Browning.
  • Home Office: Migration Advisory Committee - Madeleine Sumption has been reappointed as chair for a further three years; Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs - Owen Bowden-Jones reappointed as chair.
  • Department for Education: Ofsted - Julie Kirkbride, Hamid Patel, Martin Spencer, Carole Stott and Baroness Wyld appointed as board members, and John Cridland and Venessa Wilms reappointed; Ofqual - Susan Barratt, Matt Tee and Mike Thompson appointed as board members, and Roger Taylor reappointed as Chair.
  • Ministry of Defence: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory - Adrian Belton has been named as the new chair, replacing David Pepper; Defence and Security Accelerator – Anita Friend named as the new Head.
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Caron Röhsler has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Maldives in succession to James Dauris.
  • Ministry of Justice: Prison Service Pay Review Body - Tim Flesher appointed as chair from August; Insolvency Rules Committee – Catherine Addy reappointed as a barrister member and David Leibowitz as a practising solicitor member.
  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: John Mann MP was named as an independent adviser on anti-Semitism.

Non-Ministerial Departments

  • Supreme Court:  Robert Reed to become president on 11th January, replacing Baroness Hale of Richmond.

House of Lords

  • Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market (Conservative, Life Peer) retired on 26th July.
  • Baroness Gould of Potternewton (Labour, Life Peer) retired on 22nd July.
  • Lord Holmes of Richmond is now sitting as non-affiliated; he was Conservative.
  • Lord Lupton is now sitting as non-affiliated; he was Conservative.
  • Baroness Falkner of Margravin is now sitting as non-affiliated; she was Liberal Democrat.
  • Robert Reed to receive a peerage in January, when he becomes President of the Supreme Court.

House of Commons

  • Charlie Elphicke had the Conservative Whip withdrawn and now sits as independent.

Local Authorities

  • Kim McGuinness elected as Northumbria’s police and crime commissioner.
  • By-election Result 24 July: City of London Corporation – John Edwards elected for Farringdon Within – Independent gain from Independent. (caused by the resignation of Thomas Anderson).
  • By-election Results 25 July: Gloucester Council – Ashley Bowkett elected for Barnwood – Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative. (caused by the death of Lise Noakes); Sebastian Field elected for Podsmead - Liberal Democrat gain from Labour. (caused by the resignation of Deborah Smith); Hartlepool Council – Ann Johnson elected for Hart – Labour hold. (caused by the resignation of Jean Robinson who had been sitting as an Independent).

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Interest Groups

  • The Royal Foundation: Lorraine Heggessey will stand down as chief executive in the autumn, and Jason Knauf will take up the role.

Trade Unions

  • Royal College of Midwives – Sasha Wells, Neil Tomlin, Natalie Linder, Dee Davies, Keelie Barrett, Janet Ballintine, Sarah Jones have been elected to the board as members.
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