Latest civil service & public affairs moves — February 8

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

By Civil Service World

08 Feb 2021

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

Houses of Parliament

House of Lords

  • Lord Godson (Conservative, life peer) introduced to the House on 1st February.
  • Lord Hannan of Kingsclere (Conservative, life peer) introduced to the House on 1st February.
  • Lord Benyon (Conservative, life peer) introduced to the House on 2nd February.
  • Lord Cruddas (Conservative, life peer) introduced to the House on 2nd February.

Political parties

Scottish National Party

  • Drew Hendry appointed as shadow secretary of state for international trade (formerly shadow secretary of state for BEIS).
  • Stephen Flynn appointed as shadow secretary of state for BEIS (formerly shadow financial secretary).
  • David Linden appointed as shadow secretary of state for work and pensions (formerly shadow secretary of state for housing, communities and local government).
  • Kirsten Oswald appointed as shadow minister for women and equalities (formerly shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland and Welsh affairs).
  • Richard Thomson appointed as shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland and Welsh affairs and shadow financial secretary to the Treasury (formerly spokesperson for business and industry).
  • Patricia Gibson appointed as shadow secretary of state for housing, communities and local government (remains as spokesperson for consumer affairs).
  • Stuart McDonald appointed as shadow home secretary (formerly shadow attorney general).
  • Anne McLaughlin appointed as shadow secretary of state for justice and immigration (formerly shadow minister for women and equalities).
  • Angela Crawley appointed as shadow attorney general (remains as spokesperson for defence and procurement).
  • Stewart Hosie appointed as co-ordinator, constitution and human rights team and shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and minister for the Cabinet Office (formerly co-ordinator, Scotland in the World Policy Team).
  • Pete Wishart appointed as shadow leader of the House (formerly shadow chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and minister for the Cabinet Office).
  • Kirsty Blackman appointed as a member of the economy team.
  • Neale Hanvey appointed as shadow vaccines minister (formerly team member, health).
  • Tommy Sheppard appointed as constitutional affairs spokesperson (formerly shadow leader of the House of Commons).

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 agriculture, environment and rural affairs (formerly junior minister, Executive Office).
  • Gary Middleton appointed as junior minister, Executive Office.

Industry

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Interest Groups

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

Consultancies

  • Headland  Charlie McKnight to join the team.

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