Latest civil service & public affairs moves — March 22

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

By Dods People

22 Mar 2021

Government departments

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Gambling Commission – Neil McArthur stood down as chief executive; UK Sport – George Lucas appointed as the Northern Ireland member.
  • Department of Health and Social Care: Human Tissue Authority – Ellen Donovan appointed as the Welsh Member, replacing William Horne.
  • Ministry of Justice: Jo Farrar appointed as second permanent secretary; Independent Monitoring Authority – Ronnie Alexander appointed as a non-executive member of the board.
  • HM Treasury: Amanda Blanc has been appointed as HM Treasury's Women in Finance champion.
  • Department for Transport: East West Railway Company – Neil Sachdev appointed as dhair.
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Liz Barclay appointed as small business commissioner.
  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Ombudsman – Adam Sampson appointed as independent reviewer of service complaints.
  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Giles Lever has been appointed Her Majesty’s ambassador to the Republic of Sudan in succession to Irfan Siddiq.
  • Home Office: David Neal named as independent chief inspector of borders and immigration; Fraser Sampson named as the independent biometrics and surveillance camera commissioner.

Devolved Authorities

  • Welsh Government: Design Commission for Wales - Mike Biddulph, Jon James, Cora Kwiatkowski and Joanna Rees appointed as commissioners from 1 April.


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Trade Associations

  • Professional Footballers' Association :Maheta Molango to replace Gordon Taylor as chief executive.


  • Brevia Consulting: Mike Thompson appointed as chair of the health division.


  • Asda: Roger Burnley is to retire as chief executive.
  • AA: Simon Breakwell to stand down as chief executive and become deputy chair.

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