Latest civil service & public affairs moves — October 8

Written by Dods People on 8 October 2018 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 Prior of Brampton resigned the Conservative Whip to sit as a Crossbencher due to his NHS Chair appointment.

Government departments

  • Department for International Development: Marc Bolland appointed to the board as lead non-executive director, and Alan Johnson appointed to the board as chair of the risk and assurance committee.
  • Department for Health and Social Care: NHS England – Lord Prior of Brampton appointed as Chair from 31 October; Care Quality Commission – Andrea Sutcliffe to stand down as Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the end of the year.
  • HM Treasury: Office of Tax Simplification - Paul Morton stood down as tax director and Angela Knight to stand down as chair once a replacement for both roles is announced.


  • Scottish Labour Party changes: Jackie Baillie left post as Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work; Anas Sarwar left post as shadow cabinet secretary for health and sport; Colin Smyth appointed shadow cabinet secretary for infrastructure, connectivity and transport; Alex Rowley appointed shadow cabinet secretary for communities and local government; Pauline McNeil appointed shadow cabinet secretary for equalities, housing and social security; Rhoda Grant appointed shadow cabinet secretary for rural economy; Monica Lennon appointed shadow cabinet secretary for health and sport; Richard Leonard assumed the economy brief.

Local Authorities

  • By-election Results 4 October: Cambridgeshire Council – Mark Goldsack elected for Soham North & Isleham – Conservative hold. (Paul Raynes resigned); Chesterfield Council – Tony Rogers elected for Moor – Liberal Democrat gain from Labour.  (Keith Brown died); Hambleton Council – Dave Elders elected for Thirsk – Conservative hold. (Janet Watson resigned).


  • Legal & General Group plc: Henrietta Baldock appointed as an independent non-executive director.

Interest Groups

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council: Andrea Sutcliffe to become chief executive and registrar in January.
  • Small Charities Coalition: Mandy Johnson resigned as chief executive.
  • UN Women National Committee: Baroness Verma appointed as chair.
  • Carers UK: Helen Walker appointed as chief executive, replacing Heléna Herklots.
  • League Against Cruel Sports: Andy Knott appointed as chief executive.
  • LifeArc: Melanie Lee to replace Dave Tapolczay as chief executive on 1 November.
  • YHA: Anita Kerwin-Nye named as director of strategy and engagement.
  • Step Together: Anna-Clare Temple appointed as chief executive.


  • FTI: Stephen Day to become a partner.
  • FleishmanHillard Fishburn: Tomos Davies named as an associate director.

Trade Associations

  • National Association for Voluntary and Community Action: John Tizard appointed as chair.
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