Latest civil service & public affairs moves — May 14
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
Houses of Parliament
- House of Lords: Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (Crossbench, Hereditary Peer) retired 9 May, a by-election to replace him will be held in due course.
- House of Commons: Heidi Alexander (Labour, Lewisham East) resigned, a by-election to replace her will be held on 14 June; Transport Committee – Martin Vickers discharged; Jack Brereton appointed as a member.
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Samuel Thomas has been appointed Her Majesty’s first ever resident ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Animal and Plant Health Agency Board – Chris Nicholson appointed as chair; Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council – Lynn Gladden to become executive chair in September when Philip Nelson stands down as chief executive.
- Department for Transport: Marine Accident Investigation Branch – Steve Clinch to retire as chief inspector at the end of June.
- Ministry of Defence: Mark Carleton-Smith to replace Nick Carter as chief of the general staff in June.
- Cabinet Office: Security Vetting Appeals Panel – Antony Edwards-Stuart replaced Stephen Sibler as the new deputy chair.
- Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sport England – Sue James and Natalie Ceeney appointed to the board, Mohamed Elsarky to be appointed on 29 October.
- Ministry of Justice: Prison Service Pay Review Body – Mary Carter and Luke Corkill appointed as members.
- Competition and Markets Authority – Howard Cartlidge appointed CMA senior director, cartels.
Devolved authorities: Greater London Authority
- Tony Arbour elected as chair and Jennette Arnold as deputy chair.
- Economy Committee – Susan Hall appointed as chair replacing Caroline Russell, Andrew Dismore as deputy chair replacing Kemi Badenoch.
- Environment Committee – Caroline Russell appointed as chair replacing Leonie Cooper, Onkar Sahota as member; Leonie Cooper as deputy chair replacing Caroline Russell.
- GLA Oversight Committee – Gareth Bacon appointed as chair replacing Len Duvall, Len Duvall as deputy chair replacing Gareth Bacon, Jennette Arnold as a member replacing Onkar Sahota.
- Housing Committee – Tom Copley appointed as deputy chair replacing Andrew Boff.
- Police and Crime Committee – Unmesh Desai appointed as deputy chair replacing Sian Berry.
- Regeneration Committee – Shaun Bailey appointed as Chair replacing Navin Shah, Navin Shah as Deputy Chair replacing Shaun Bailey, Onkar Sahota as a member replacing Andrew Dismore.
- Transport Committee – Caroline Pidgeon appointed as chair replacing Keith Prince, Florence Eshalomi as deputy chair replacing Caroline Pidgeon, Shaun Bailey and Keith Prince appointed as members.
- Audit Panel – Nick Gavron and Onkar Sahota appointed as members replacing Leonie Cooper and Tom Copley.
- Budget and Performance Committee – Susan Hall appointed as a member replacing Keith Prince.
- Devolution Working Group – Caroline Russell appointed as a member replacing Sian Berry.
- Health Committee – Joanne McCartney appointed as a member replacing Jennette Arnold.
- Localis – Liam Booth-Smith to stand down as chief executive.
- Policy Exchange – Liam Booth-Smith to become director of policy and development.
- British Red Cross – Paul Amadi appointed as chief supporter officer.
- RSPCA – Chris Sherwood appointed as chief executive from 1 August.
- WA Communications – Lizzie Wills promoted to director.
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