Latest civil service & public affairs moves — March 11

Written by Dods People on 11 March 2019 in News

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

Government departments

  • Department for Exiting the European Union: Clare Moriarty to replace Philip Rycroft as permanent secretary at the end of March.
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Tamara Finkelstein to replace Clare Moriarty as permanent secretary on an interim basis at the end of March; Robert Goodwill appointed as minister of state for agriculture, fisheries and food.
  • Northern Ireland Office: Board of the International Fund for Ireland - Paddy Harte named as chair, Avila Kilmurray, Richard O'Rawe, Hilary Singleton, Bernie Butler, Allen McAdam and Sadie Ward-McDermott appointed as members; Koulla Yiasouma reappointed as commissioner for children and young people.
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Oil and Gas Authority – Tim Eggar named as chair, replacing Frances Morris-Jones.
  • Ministry of Justice: Legal Services Board - David Abbott, Paul Crook, Owen Derbyshire and Liz Owen appointed to the Legal Services Consumer Panel.
  • Department for Transport: Highways England - Roger Lowe re-appointed as a non-executive Director, Carolyn Battersby named as the shareholder appointed non-executive director; Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Taskforce - Mike Brown appointed as the chair.
  • HM Treasury: Financial Conduct Authority - Richard Lloyd appointed as a Non-executive Director and Baroness Hogg reappointed as a non-executive director.

Local Authorities

  • By-election Result 7 March: Aylesbury Vale District Council – David Lyons elected for Haddenham & Stone – Green gain from Conservative. (Michael Edmonds died)..

Interest Groups

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  • Young Women's Trust: Carole Easton to stand down as chief executive.
  • RNLI: Mark Dowie appointed as chief executive.
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Charity: Rosie Storlarski named as the first chief executive.

Think Tanks

  • The King’s Fund: Sally Warren appointed as director of policy.


  • Barndoor: David Spencer joins as managing director.
  • Field Consulting: Lucy Holbrook named as the first managing director.
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