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
- 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.
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).
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.
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- Renewable UK – Dan McGrail appointed as chief executive from May.
- Headland – Charlie McKnight to join the team.