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

By Civil Service World

22 Feb 2021

Government departments

  • 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.

Political parties

Scottish National Party

  • Neale Hanvey lost his role as SNP spokesperson for vaccines.

Devolved authorities

Northern Ireland Assembly

  • Business Committee – Pam Cameron replaced Gary Middleton as a member.
  • Economy Committee  Paul Givan replaced Gary Middleton as a member.

Local authorities

  • 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.

Industry

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Think tanks

  • Centre for London – Nick Bowles to become chief executive in the summer.

Interest Groups

  • 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.

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