Latest civil service & public affairs moves — May 8

Written by Dods People on 8 May 2017 in News

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

General Election 2017

  • View our spreadsheet of MPs’ intentions for the election here: and ask about information on selected candidates and Dods’ PPC Picks.

Houses of Parliament

  • House of Lords – Lord May of Oxford (Crossbench, Life Peer) retired on 2 May.

Government departments

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office – Gus Jaspert has been appointed governor of the British Virgin Islands; Tim Foy has been appointed governor of Anguilla in succession to Christina Scott from August

Devolved Authorities

  • Scottish Parliament  Rachael Hamilton, Conservative Regional MSP for South Scotland, resigned from the parliament.
  • Greater London Assembly – Jennette Arnold became chair of the Assembly, and Tony Arbour became deputy

Trade Unions

  • National Association of Head Teachers – Paul Whiteman to succeed Russell Hobby as general secretary.


  • ITV – Adam Crozier to step down as chief executive.

Interest Groups

  • Lepra – Geoff Prescott joined as chief executive.
  • Advance – Niki Scordi appointed as chief executive, replacing Anna Smith. Christine Losecaat appointed as chair.
  • Youth Hostels Association – James Bto join as chief executive in the summer.
  • Perennial – Peter Newman to replace Richard Capewell as chief executive.


  • Grayling UK – Sarah Scholefield promoted to become chief executive.
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