Latest civil service & public affairs moves — March 25
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
- Ministry of Justice: Judicial Appointments Commission – Lord Ajay Kakkar reappointed as Chair.
- Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sports Grounds Safety Authority – Susan Johnson, Philip Kolvin and David Mackinnon appointed as board members. Imperial War Museum – Amjad Hussain, Tamsin Todd and Matthew Westerman reappointed as trustees. Historic England – Michael Morrison reappointed as a commissioner.
- HM Treasury: Will Garton to become director, public services. Olaf Henricson-Bell to replace Will Garton as press secretary.
- Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Agency – Emma Howard Boyd reappointed as chair.
- Department for Health and Social Care – Michael Brady appointed as National Adviser for LGBT Health in the NHS.
House of Parliament
- House of Lords: Lord Macdonald of River Glaven has moved from non-affiliated to crossbench
- House of Commons: Foreign Affairs Committee – Ian Austin and Mike Gapes discharged and Conor McGinn and Catherine West added as members. Procedure Committee – Dan Carden discharged and Gareth Snell added as a member
- Dudley Council – Sarah Norman to stand down as chief executive in the summer.
- Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner – PCC Jane Kennedy resigned from the Labour Party.
- By-election Results 8th November: Thurrock Council – David Van Day elected for Aveley and Uplands – Conservative gain from Thurrock Independents (Tim Aker MEP resigned). Basildon Council – Aidan McGurran elected for Vange – Labour hold (Kayte Block resigned). Southend-on-Sea Council – Stephen George elected for Milton – Labour hold (Julian Ware-Lane died). Kensington and Chelsea Council – Kasim Ali elected for Dalgarno – Labour hold (Robert Thompson resigned). Newcastle-under-Lyme Council – Kenneth Owen elected for Holditch and Chesterton – Independent gain from Labour (Chris Spence resigned). Durham Council – Beverley Coult elected for Esh and Witton Gilbert – Liberal Democrat hold (Michael McGaun resigned).
- Child Helpline International – Patrick Krens appointed as executive director, starting in April.
- Save the Children UK – Gemma Sherrington named as fundraising director.
- Legal & General Group – Steve Ellis has been appointed as chief executive of Legal & General Retail Retirement Living Solutions and Claire Singleton appointed as chief executive of Legal & General Home Finance.
- Royal Mail Group – Keith Williams to succeed Les Owen as chair in May.
- Confederation of British Industry – Isabel Dedring to succeed Vivian Hunt as chair, CBI London Council and Judith Everett to become deputy chair.
- Universities UK – Julia Buckingham elected as president, replacing Janet Beer from August.
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