Latest civil service & public affairs moves — May 3
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
- Prime Minister’s Office – Lord Browne of Madingley appointed independent co-chair of the Council for Science and Technology.
- Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – Menna Rawlings has been appointed Her Majesty's ambassador to France in succession to Lord Llewellyn of Steep in the summer.
- Cabinet Office – Lord Geidt to be independent adviser on ministers’ interests.
- Department of Health and Social Care: NHS England – Simon Stevens to stand down as chief executive at the end of July.
- Ministry of Defence: UK Hydrographic Office – Peter Sparkes appointed as chief executive and Accounting Officer.
- Forestry Commission – Richard Stanford appointed as chief executive, replacing Ian Gambles from August.
Houses of Parliament
House of Lords
- Simon Stevens to become a member of the House of Lords.
- Lord Hanningfield (Non-affiliated, life peer) was granted a leave of absence on 28th April.
- Lord Lawson of Blaby (Conservative, life peer) was granted a leave of absence on 28th April.
- Lord Denham (Conservative, life peer) retired on 26th April.
- General Optical Council – Lisa Gerson appointed as registrant member, placing Helen Tilley from 1 May.
Democrat Unionist Party
- Arlene Foster to stand down as leader on 28th May.
- Sue Tranka to become chief nursing Officer for Wales in the summer, replacing Jean White.
Northern Ireland Assembly/Government
- Arlene Foster to stand down as first minister at the end of June.
- Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) and its Diocesan Education Committees (DECs) – John Martin Allen, Dr Ana Kerr and Nuala Toman appointed to the council; Michael James Beatty and Dr Mary Elizabeth McIvor appointed to the council and Down and Connor DEC; Aiden McVey appointed to Armagh DEC; Clare Bradley, Sean Mullan, John Paul O'Doherty and Briege O Neill appointed to Derry DEC.
- Southend Council – Alison Griffin to stand down as chief executive in the summer.
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- Unicef UK – Shatish Dasani appointed as chair.
- Institute of Directors – Alastair Kind appointed as chair, London Region, replacing David Stringer-Lamarre.
- London Councils – Alison Griffin to become chief executive.
- Institute of Cancer Research, London – Kristian Helin to become chief executive in September, replacing Paul Workman.
- ActionAid – Frances Longley appointed as chief executive.