Latest civil service & public affairs moves — September 14

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

14 Sep 2020

Government departments

  • Attorney General’s Office: Rowena Collins Rice to stand down as director general.
  • Government Legal Department: Jonathan Jones to stand down as HM procurator general and Treasury solicitor and head of the Government Legal Service.
  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and Department for Transport: Simon Clarke resigned as minister of state for regional growth and local government; Luke Hall appointed as minister of state for regional growth and local government (formerly parliamentary under-secretary of state for rough sleeping and housing);  Kelly Tolhurst appointed as parliamentary under-secretary of state for rough sleeping and housing (formerly parliamentary under-Secretary of state, Department for Transport); Robert Courts appointed as parliamentary under-secretary of state, Department for Transport (formerly parliamentary private secretary to the secretary of state, Department for Transport).
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Nuclear Decommissioning Authority – Hazel Blears appointed as social value specialist; Regulator of Community Interest Companies – Louise Smyth appointed as interim Regulator for six months, replacing Ceri Witchard.
  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Alastair King-Smith has been appointed Her Majesty's ambassador to the Republic of Albania in succession to Duncan Norman; Nicholas Hopton has been appointed Her Majesty's abassador to Libya in succession to Martin Reynolds; Mark Gooding has been appointed Her Majesty’s ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand; Kate Airey has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Uganda in succession to Peter West.
  • Home Office: Security Industry Authority - Ian Todd to stand down as chief executive on 16th October.

House of Lords

  • Lord Frost, the government's Brexit negotiator, has taken a leave of absence from the House of Lords

Local Authorities

  • Herefordshire Council: Alistair Neill to retire as chief executive in early 2021.
  • Croydon Council: Katherine Kerswell appointed as interim chief executive.
  • Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council: Ka Ng to become interim chief executive at the end of October.
  • Canterbury City Council: Ben Fitter-Harding replaced Rob Thomas as leader of the council.

Industry

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Corporates

  • Microsoft UK: Clare Barclay appointed as chief executive.

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