Latest civil service & public affairs moves — March 15
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
- Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Sports Grounds Safety Authority – Derek Wilson to become chair on 1st April. Advisory Council on National Records and Archives – John Wood and Peter Gooderham reappointed as members. Royal Armouries – Steven Gunn appointed as a research/academic trustee. British Museum – Elizabeth Corley, Clarissa Farr and Paul Ruddock have been reappointed as trustees. UK Anti-Doping – Frances Akor and Nicola Phillips reappointed as non-executive cirectors.
- Department for Transport: Network Rail – Peter Hendy reappointed as chair.
- Home Office – Fraser Sampson appointed as the government’s new independent biometrics and surveillance camera commissioner.
- Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – Scott Furssedonn-Wood has been appointed British high commissioner to Barbados, and non-resident high commissioner to Dominica, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda, St Vincent & the Grenadines, St Lucia and St Christopher & Nevis, replacing Janet Douglas. Colin Wells has been appointed Her Majesty’s ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, replacing Simon Boyden.
- Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Agency – Jane Harbottle appointed as chief executive, having been in the role on an interim basis.
- Ministry of Defence – Nick Carter to remain as chief of defence staff until the end of November.
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Decommissioning Authority – Nick Elliott appointed as a non-executive board member.
- Food Standards Agency – Chris Brereton, Georgia Taylor, Helen Taylor and John Williams appointed to the Welsh Food Advisory Committee.
Houses of Parliament
House of Lords
- Lord Udny-Lister (Conservative, life peer) was introduced to the House.
House of Commons
- Environmental Audit Committee – James Gray replaced Marco Longhi as a member.
- Scottish National Party – Owen Thompson named as acting chief whip, replacing Patrick Grady.
- Labour Party – Matt Western replaced Emma Hardy as shadow minister for universities (formerly a whip).
Northern Ireland Government
- Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment – Majella Corrigan appointed as a member.
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- Save the Children UK – Kevin Watkins to stand down as chief executive in the summer.
- Lumos – Peter McDermott appointed as chief executive.
- Cancer Research UK – Angela Morrison named as chief operating officer, and Richard Newsome as chief technology officer.