Latest civil service & public affairs moves — February 15

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

Government departments

  • Prime Minister’s Office: Alex George appointed as Youth Mental Health Ambassador.
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Victoria and Albert Museum – Lynda Nead, Ben Eliot and Nigel Webb reappointed as Trustees.
  • Department for Education: Kevan Collins appointed as Education Recovery Commissioner.
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Environment Agency - Stewart Davies, Ines Faden da Silva and Lilli Matson appointed as board members; Adaptation Committee of the Climate Change Committee - Michael Davies reappointed as a member.
  • Northern Ireland OfficeMarie Breen-Smyth replaced David Seymour as Independent Reviewer.
  • Parades Commission for Northern Ireland: William Gamble appointed as member.
  • Home Office: Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Constabulary Fire and Rescue Services – Andrew Cooke appointed as inspector.
  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission – John Raine appointed as chair.

Non-Ministerial Departments

  • Water Services Regulation Authority: David Black appointed as interim chief executive, replacing Rachel Fletcher on 1 April.

Devolved Authorities

  • Welsh Government: Hybu Cig Cymru – Catherine Smith to replace Kevin Roberts as Chair on 1st April.
  • Northern Ireland Government: Edwin Poots resigned as Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs; Gordon Lyons appointed as Minister of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (formerly Junior Minister, Executive Office); Gary Middleton appointed as Junior Minister, Executive Office.


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Interest Groups

  • Renewable UK: Dan McGrail appointed as chief executive from May.


  • Headland: Charlie McKnight to join the team.

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