Latest civil service & public affairs moves — October 12

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

By Dods People

12 Oct 2020

Government departments

  • Number 10 Downing StreetAllegra Stratton to become the government’s press secretary.
  • Cabinet Office: James Bowler appointed second permanent secretary.
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Museums Liverpool - James Chapman, Ian Rosenblatt, and Virginia Tandy have been reappointed as trustees; Sports Grounds Safety Authority - Rimla Akhtar and Janet Johnson have been reappointed as board members; UK Sport – Lawrence Conway appointed as Welsh member; British Museum - Minouche Shafik and Muriel Gray reappointed as Trustees; UK Anti-Doping - Nicholas Griffin and Claire-Marie Roberts have been reappointed as Board members; National Heritage Memorial Fund - Mukesh Sharma has been appointed as Northern Ireland Trustee.
  • Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Advisory Committee – Stephen Brien named as chair.
  • Department for International Trade: Baroness Hooper has been appointed as the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Panama;Baroness Meyer has been appointed as the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Ukraine; Darren Henry has been appointed as the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to the Caribbean (with focus on 12 Commonwealth Countries); Martin Vickers has been appointed as the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to the Western Balkans (covering Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia); Helen Grant has been appointed as the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Nigeria; Daniel Kawczynski has been appointed as the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Mongolia; Heather Wheeler has been appointed as the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam; Katherine Fletcher has been appointed as the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Mozambique; Damien Moore has been appointed as the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Tunisia and Libya; Theo Clarke has been appointed as the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Kenya; Mark Garnier has been appointed as the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Brunei, Myanmar and Thailand; Lord Austin of Dudley has been appointed as the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Israel; Lord Davies of Abersoch has been appointed as the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Sri Lanka; Andrew Murrison has been appointed as the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Morocco; Lord Bates has been appointed as the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Ethiopia.

Non-Ministerial Departments

  • Competition and Markets Authority: Jonathan Scott to be interim chair.

Devolved authorities

  • Welsh Government: Eluned Morgan appointed as minister for mental health, wellbeing and the Welsh language, allowing Vaughan Gething to focus on coronavirus response as minister for health and social services. Her former International Relations responsibilities now come under first minister Mark Drakeford’s portfolio.
  • Scottish Government: Scottish Enterprise – Steve Dunlop to stand down as chief executive.
  • Scottish Parliament: Education and Skills Committee - George Adam replaced Alasdair Allan as a member; Finance and Constitution Committee – Alasdair Allan replaced George Adam as a member.
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Standards and Privileges Committee - Sean Lynch replaced Colm Gildernew as a member; Audit Committee - Emma Rogan replaced Emma Sheerin as a member.

Local Authorities:

  • By-election result 8 October: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar – Grant Fulton elected for Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan Loch – Independent gain from Independent (Finlay Cunningham resigned); Basingstoke Council – Russell O’Keefe to become Chief Executive, replacing Ian Boll who is in the role on an interim basis.

Industry 
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Media

  • BBC – Katy Searle to become executive editor for politics.

Consultancies

  • do Different.: Adam Honeysett-Watts launched this new consultancy.
  • PRCA: Adam Honeysett Watts to Co-Chair the Corporate Group.
  • BRE Group – Amy Gray to become Head of Public Affairs.

Interest Groups

  • Unlock Democracy: Tom Brake appointed as director.
  • UK Finance: David Postings named as chief executive.
  • RCET: Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity – Laura Falconer to become chief executive, replacing Colin Flinn.
     

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