Latest civil service & public affairs moves — February 22
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
- Cabinet Office – Lord Frost to become minister of state on 1st March, as a full member of cabinet.
- Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: BBC – Richard Sharp approved as chair of the board. Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee – Geoff Thompson appointed as deputy chair and Ama Agbeze as board member. National Lottery Community Fund – Blondel Cluff appointed as chair, replacing Tony Burton who had been in the role on an interim basis. British Film Institute – Tim Richards announced as chair, replacing Pat Butler who had been in the role on an interim basis.
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Decommissioning Authority – Lawrie Haynes appointed as chair designate of Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd. Sellafield Ltd – Tony Meggs has been appointed as chair.
- Ministry of Justice: Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements – Joyce Cullen appointed to the board.
- Home Office: Independent Office for Police Conduct – Bill Matthews, Deborah Bowman, Rommel Moseley, Catherine Jervis and Christine Elliott appointed to the board.
- Department for Health and Social Care: Commission on Human Medicines – Munir Pirmohamed appointed as chair.
- Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – Tim Jones has been appointed Her Majesty’s ambassador to the Republic of Tajikistan in succession to Matthew Lawson.
- Department for Education – Kevan Collins appointed as education recovery ommissioner.
- Competition and Markets Authority – Juliette Enser will replace Howard Cartlidge as senior director of cartels in April.
Houses of Parliament
House of Lords
- Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie (Conservative, life peer) was introduced on 8th February.
- Lord Parker of Minsmere (Crossbench, life peer) was introduced on 9th February.
- Baroness Foster of Oxton (Conservative, life peer) was introduced on 9th February.
- Lord McDonald of Salford (Crossbench, life peer) was introduced on 11th February.
- Lord Kamall (Conservative, life peer) was introduced on 11th February.
- Lord Wilson of Tillyorn (Crossbench, life peer) retired on 12th February.
- Lord Harrison (Labour, life peer) went on a leave of absence on 15th February.
- Lord Smith of Leigh (Labour, life peer) went on a leave of absence on 14th February.
- Lord Fraser of Corriegarth (Conservative, life peer) died on 6th February.
- Lord Truscott was Independent Labour, now Non-affiliated.
Scottish National Party
- Neale Hanvey lost his role as SNP spokesperson for vaccines.
Northern Ireland Assembly
- Business Committee – Pam Cameron replaced Gary Middleton as a member.
- Economy Committee – Paul Givan replaced Gary Middleton as a member.
- Lancashire County Council – Geoff Driver to stand down as leader and councillor in May.
- Leeds City Council – Judith Blake to stand down as leader and councillor in May.
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- Centre for London – Nick Bowles to become chief executive in the summer.
- Whizz-Kidz – Sarah Pugh to become chief executive in May, replacing Ruth Owen.
- Muslim Aid – Kashif Shabir appointed as chief executive having been in the role on an interim basis.
- I CAN – Jane Harris to become chief executive in April.
- Cancer Research UK – Ian Walker appointed as executive director of policy, information and communications.
- Live Music Now – Nina Swann appointed as executive director and Janet Fischer as chief executive.