Latest civil service & public affairs moves — May 28
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
- Prime Minister’s Office: Theresa May has announced her resignation as prime minister and Conservative leader, May will step down from the role on the 7 June.
- Department for Education: Education and Skills Funding Agency: Charlotte Briscall has been appointed as the new customer experience, digital and data director, starting in September.
- Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Treasure Valuation Committee Board – Harry Bain has been reappointed as a trustee for five years, from the 22 September.
- Home Office: Jonathan Hall QC has been appointed as the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation.
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Rita French has been announced as the foreign secretary’s international ambassador for human rights.
- Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Business Services Authority – Michael Brodie will take over as CEO from Alistair McDonald this summer.
- Department for Transport: British Transport Police Authority Board – Sir Craig Mackey, Andy Cooper, Graham Evans and Kenna Kintrea have been appointed to the board.
- Attorney General’s Office: Alison Morgan QC and William Emlyn Jones have been appointed to the Attorney General’s Senior Treasury Council, for a period of three years.
- Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence Police – Gareth Wilson begins his post this week as deputy chief constable.
- HM Treasury: UK Government Investments Ltd – Clare Hollingsworth and Andrew Duff have been appointed to the board. Ms Hollingworth’s appointment begins immediately and Mr Duff begins in April. Simon Paley will be stepping down in May.
- Andrea Leadsom resigned as Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council.
- Mel Stride has been appointed as the new Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council.
- Jesse Norman replaces Mel Stride as Paymaster General and Financial Secretary to the Treasury (formerly Minister of State, Department for Transport).
- Michael Ellis replaces Jesse Norman as Minister of State for the Department of Transport (formerly Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport).
- Rebecca Pow replaces Michael Ellis as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (formerly Parliamentary Private Secretary for the Department for Work and Pensions).
- National Assembly for Wales: Caroline Jones, Mark Reckless, Mandy Jones and David J Rowlands are now members of the Brexit Party; Culture Committee – Caroline Jones no longer a member.
- Basingstoke Council: Ken Rhatigan replaces Clive Sanders as council leader.
- Bath and North East Somerset Council: Dine Romero replaces Tim Warren as council leader.
- Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council: Vikki Slade named as the first council leader.
- Brighton and Hove Council: Nancy Platts replaces Daniel Yates as council leader.
- Cheshire East Council: Sam Corcoran replaces Rachel Bailey as council leader.
- Cheshire West Council: Louise Gittins replaces Samantha Dixon as council leader.
- East Suffolk Council: Steve Gallant named as the first council leader.
- Mole Valley Council: Stephen Cooksey replaces Vivienne Michael as council leader.
- North Hertfordshire Council: Martin Stears-Hanscomb replaces Lynda Needham as council leader.
- Nottingham City Council: David Mellen’s replaces Jon Collins as council leader.
- West Lindsey Council: Giles McNeil replaces Jeff Summers as council leader.
- West Suffolk Council: John Griffiths names as the first council leader.
By-election Results 23 May
- Isle of Scilly Council: Tim Dean elected for St Marys – Independent hold (Ted Moulson resigned).
- Tendring Council: Michael Talbot (Ind) and John White (Ind) elected for St Osyth – Independent win (new ward - postponed from the 2nd May due to the death of Anita Bailey).
- Neath Port Talbot Council: Dean Lewis elected for Resolven – Independent gain (due to the death of Labour councillor Des Davies).
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- Teach First: Vivian Hunt DBE has been appointed to succeed Paul Drechsler as the next chair.
- British Veterinary Association: Kathleen Robertson has been elected as president of the Scottish Branch.
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