Latest civil service & public affairs moves — May 15

Written by Dods People on 15 May 2017 in News

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

Houses of Parliament

  • House of Lords –  Lord Millett (Crossbench, Life Peer) retired; Lord Thomas (Crossbench, Life Peer) died.

Government departments

  • Ombudsmen: Housing Ombudsman – David Connolly to be acting housing ombudsman from 5th June when Denise Fowler steps down.

Devolved Authorities

  • Scottish Government: Scottish Natural Heritage – Mike Cantlay appointed as chair of the board.

Local Authorities:

  • Wokingham Borough Council – Andy Couldrick to stand down as chief executive; By-election Result 11 May: Kings Lynn & West Norfolk Council – Gary Howman elected for Fairstead – Labour hold.

Interest Groups

  • Early Intervention Foundation – Jo Casebourne to become chief executive in August, replacing Carey Oppenheim.
  • Institute for Family Business – Hugh Clark appointed as chair, replacing Peter Armitage.
  • The Stroke Association – Andrew Cook appointed as executive director, Income Generation, starting 24 July.
  • Independent Age – Jo Clearly appointed Chair, replacing Diana Brittan.


  • Porta Communications – David Wright to retire as executive chair.


  • House of Fraser – Alex Williamson to become chief executive.
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