Latest civil service & public affairs moves — September 11

Written by Dods People on 11 September 2017 in News

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

Government departments

  • Department for International Trade –​ Lord Price stood down as minister of state for trade policy, a new Lords minister will be appointed in due course, Greg Hands has taken on the trade policy portfolio.
  • Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body – Brendan Connor, Ken Mayhew and Jon Westbrook reappointed as members.
  • Ministry of Justice: Criminal Cases Review Commission – Rachel Ellis, Jill Gramann, Linda Lee, Jennifer Portway and Robert Ward appointed as commissioners; Youth Justice Board – Brian Tytherleigh appointed as a member; Judicial Appointments Commission – Jane Furniss, Andrew Kennon and Simon Wessley appointed as lay commissioners, Emir Feisal as a non-legally-qualified commissioner and Mathangi Asokan ad Fiona Monk as judicial commissioners.
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Council for Science and Technology – David Cannadine, Suranga Chandratillake, Ottoline Leyser, Max Lu and Joyce Tait appointed as members; UK Research and Innovation – Ian Kenyon named as the chief finance officer.
  • Department for Education – Mark Riddell appointed as the national implementation adviser for care leavers; Office for Students – Chris Millward appointed as the first director for fair access and participation.

Houses of Parliament

  • House of Lords: Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee – Lord Blencathra replaced Baroness Fookes as chair.

Devolved Authorities

  • Scottish Parliament: Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee – John Scott elected as deputy convener; Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee – Graham Simpson elected as convener.
  • Scottish Government: Poverty and Inequality Commission – Douglas Hamilton named David Eiser, Hugh Foy, Caroline Kennedy, Katie Schmuecker and Sally Witcher as commissioners.

Local Authorities: by-election results 7 September

  • Babergh council – Luke Cresswell elected for Sudbury South – Labour gain from Conservative.
  • Cannock Chase council – Linda Tait elected for Hednesford Green Heath – Labour gain from Conservative.
  • Cannock Chase council – Stuart Crabtree elected for Hednesford South – Green gain from Conservative.
  • Colchester council – Vic Flores elected for Shrub End – Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat.
  • Croydon council – Patsy Cummings elected for South Norwood – Labour hold.
  • East Cambridgeshire council – Christine Whelan elected for Ely South – Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative.
  • Glasgow city council – Jim Kavanagh elected for Cardonald – Labour hold.
  • Lewes council – Johnny Denis elected for Ouse Valley and Ringmer – Green gain from Conservative.
  • Lancaster council – Hilda Parr elected for Skerton West – Labour hold.
  • Herefordshire council – Peter Jinman elected for Golden Valley – Independent gain from Conservative.
  • North Lanarkshire council – Clare Quigley elected for Fortissat – Labour gain from Conservative.
  • Peterborough council – Nigel Simons elected for Eye, Thorney and Newborough – Conservative hold.
  • Staffordshire council – Bryan Jones elected for Hednesford and Rawnsley – Conservative hold.
  • Suffolk council – Sarah Adams elected for St Johns – Labour hold.

Trade associations

  • EEF – Stephen Phipson to replace Terry Scuoler as chief executive at the end of the year.


  • Bell Pottinger – James Henderson left his role as chief executive.


  • APTI – Andrew Waller took over from Graham Ramsey as chief executive, with Ramsay remaining as chair.

Interest Groups

  • Community Integrated Care – Mark Adams became chief executive.
  • Bloodwise – Rohan Putter appointed director of fundraising and marketing.
  • Amber Foundation – Stephen Ballantyne appointed head of fundraising and communications.
  • MapAction – Ian Davis promoted to become director of fundraising and marketing.

Trade Unions

  • Royal College of Midwives – Gill Walton started as chief executive, replacing Cathy Warwick.
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