Latest civil service & public affairs moves — March 12
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
- Department for Education: Teaching Regulation Agency – Alan Meyrick named as the first chief executive; School Teachers' Review Body – Robert Burgess and Jeanne Watson reappointed as members.
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office: NneNne Iwuji-Eme has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Mozambique in succession to Joanna Kuenssberg.
- HM Treasury: Prudential Regulation Committee – David Thorburn resigned from the committee.
- Department for Work and Pensions: Pensions Regulator – David Fairs to become Executive Director for Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice in July; Industrial Injuries Advisory Council – Lesley Rushton to replace Keith Palmer as Chair on 1 April.
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Met Office – Rob Varley stood down as chief executive, and Nick Jobling appointed to the role on an interim basis.
- Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Henry Dimbleby became lead non-executive board member with Elizabeth Buchanan, Lizzie Noel, Ben Goldsmith and Colin Day appointed as non-executive board members.
- By-election results 8 March: Bolton Council – Paul Sanders elected for Farnworth – Farnworth and Kearsley First gain from Labour. (Asif Ibrahim resigned); Tameside Council – Laura Boyle elected for Droylsden East – Labour hold. (Kieran Quinn died); Nottingham Council – Cate Woodward elected for Wollaton West – Labour gain from Conservative. (Georgina Culley died); Rutland Council – Adam Lowe elected for Oakham South East – Independent gain from Conservative. (Tony Mathias resigned); Harlow Council – Chris Vince elected for Little Parndon and Hare Street – Labour hold. (Jon Clempner resigned); Dacorum Council – Lara Pringle elected for Northchurch – Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative. (Alan Fantham died); Medway Council – Alex Paterson elected for Rochester West – Labour gain from Conservative. (Kelly Tolhurst MP resigned); East Hampshire Council – Jamie Matthews elected for Petersfield Bell Hill – Independent gain from Conservative. (Thomas Spencer resigned).
- Weber Shandwick – Anthony Marlowe to become managing director
- Field Consulting – Rob Jeffery to oversee a new energy practice.
- Newington - Christine Quigley and Will McMyn to join as associate directors, overseeing the transport and infrastructure team and the energy and environment team respectively.
- MDL Strategy – Michelle Di Leo to set up this new organisation.
- MHA - Sam Monaghan named as the new chief executive.
- English National Opera - Stuart Murphy, to replace Cressida Pollock as chief executive on 3 April.
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