Latest civil service & public affairs moves — June 3

Written by Dods People on 3 June 2019 in News

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

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Government departments

  • Cabinet Office: Government Equalities Office: The minister for women and qqualities has announced two co-chairs, Plan International UK and Procter & Gamble, to help lead the government’s new Period Poverty Taskforce; Senior Salaries Review Body – Pippa Greenslade and David Sissling have been appointed as members; UK Statistics Authority – Helen Boaden has been appointed as a non-executive board member.
  • Home Office: Disclosure and Barring Service: Eric Robinson, chief executive of Wirral Borough Council, has been announced as the new chief executive officer.
  • Ministry of Defence: UK Hydrographic Office: Rear Admiral Tim Lowe has been appointed as the new chief executive and accounting officer.
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport: Sport England Board - Chris Grant, Andy Long, Ian Cumming and Karen Pickering have been reappointed for a period of three years. Chris Grant and Andy Long’s term begins on the 9 September, Ian Cummings and Karen Pickering’s begin on the 28 October; National Lottery Community Fund board – Lady Rachael Robathan and Natalie Campbell have been reappointed for a period of four years from 1 June.
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Financial Reporting Council – David Rule has been appointed to a newly established position as executive director of supervision; Companies House Board – Martin Spencer and Mike Fishwick have been appointed as non-executive directors.
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Robin Ord-Smith MVO has been appointed high commissioner to the Kingdom of Tonga; John Lindfield MBE has been appointed high commissioner to the Kingdom of Eswatini; Patrick Lynch has been appointed high commissioner to the Republic of Seychelles; Nicola Pollitt has been appointed Her Majesty’s ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal; Sarah Dickson has been appointed high commissioner to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.
  • HM Treasury: Bank of England – Ben Broadbent has been reappointed for a further term, starting 1 July. Three new non-executive directors have also been appointed, Rohinton (Ron) Kalifa OBE, Frances O’Grady and Hanneke Smits. Their four-year terms begin on the 1 June.
  • Government’s Actuary’s Department: Martin Clarke will continue his role as principal actuarial adviser for a further five-year term.
  • Northern Ireland Office: Police Service of Northern Ireland – Simon Byrne has been appointed as the new Chief Constable.
  • Prime Minister’s Office: The Lady Dannatt MBE has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Norfolk in succession to Sir Richard Jewson KCVO; Joanie Aileen Whiteford has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty to succeed Janet Bowen CVO who is due to retire on the 12 July; Professor Nabeel Hamdi and Thouria Istephan have been appointed to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry panel for phase 2 of its work.

Devolved Authorities: 

  • Welsh Government: Design Commission for Wales – Gayna Jones has been reappointed as chair. Elinor Gray-Williams, Fiona Nixon and Ian Carter have been reappointed as board members for a further four years. Trevor Skempton has been reappointed as a board member for a further year.

Local Authorities:

  • By election Result 30th May: Gosport Borough Council – Siobhan Mitchell elected for Brockhurst – Liberal Democrat hold (due to the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Austin Hicks).


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