Latest civil service & public affairs moves — July 27

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

By Dods People

27 Jul 2020

Government departments

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Ofcom – Melissa Tatton to become interim group director, corporate in September.
  • Department for Transport: Highways England – Dipesh J Shah to replace Colin Matthews as chair.
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Sarah Munby became permanent secretary on 20 July. Financial Reporting Council – Mark Babington has been appointed executive director, regulatory standards, while Alex Kuczynski has been appointed executive director, corporate services and general counsel. Groceries Code Adjudicator – Mark White to replace Christine Tacon as adjudicator later in the year and will work alongside her as deputy in the interim.
  • HMRC – Melissa Tatton to stand down as Valuation Office Agency chief executive.

Houses of Parliament

House of Lords

  • Lord Morris of Handsworth (Labour, life peer) retired from the House of Lords on 21 July.

House of Commons

  • Backbench Business Committee – Gareth Bacon replaced Nickie Aiken as a member.
  • Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee – Ian Levy replaced Daniel Kawczynski as a member.
  • Procedure Committee – James Gray and Douglas Ross replaced Anthony Mangnall and Gary Sambrook as member.
  • Women and Equalities Committee – Elliot Colburn replaced Nickie Aiken as a member.

Devolved authorities

Northern Ireland Government

  • Legal Services Board – Flora Page and Stephen Gowland appointed as non-lay members and Marina Gibbs reappointed as a lay member.

Local authorities

  • Allerdale Borough Council – Andrew Seekings appointed as chief executive having been in the role on an interim basis.
  • Brighton and Hove Council – Phelim Mac Cafferty became the leader of the council, replacing Labour’s Nancy Platts as the Green Party took control of the council.
  • Staffordshire County Council – Alan White became leader of the council, replacing Philip Atkins.


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Interest groups

  • Refugee Council – Enver Soloman appointed as chief executive.
  • The Fawcett Society – Sam Smethers to stand down as chief executive.
  • Muslim Aid – Kashif Shabir replaced Jehangir Malik as chief executive on an interim basis.
  • European Foundation Centre – Delphine Moralis to become chief executive in September, replacing Gerry Salole.
  • Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis – Grazina Berr replaced Gary McMahon as chief executive.

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