Arrivals, moves & departures: latest appointments in the civil service, politics and public affairs

New appointments this week in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues on Dods Monitoring

By Dods Monitoring

19 Oct 2015

Government departments
Cabinet Office: Rupert McNeil announced as chief people officer for the civil service. 

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Alison Blake is to succeed Robert W Gibson CMG as British high commissioner to Bangladesh.

Department for Education: National College for Teaching and Leadership – Roger Pope named as chair.

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Ministry of Justice Parole Board: Martin Jones joins as interim chief executive. 

Youth Justice Board: Carol Homden named as a new member.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport Tate Board: Tim Davie appointed member. 

Houses of Parliament
House of Lords: Four new crossbench peers have been announced: John Bird, Julia King, Robert Mair and Mary Watkins; Lord Hope of Craighead appointed a member of: Administration and Works, House, Liaison, Procedure and Selection committees. 

House of Commons: Liaison committee – Andrew Tyrie elected chair.

Political parties
Labour Party: David Hanson resigned as shadow Foreign Office ,inister.

Scottish National Party: Catriona Matheson promoted to head of communications in Westminster.

Devolved authorities
Northern Ireland Executive: Department for Employment and Learning Labour Relations Agency – Louise Crilly and Michelle McGinley named members of the board. 

Local authorities
Cambridgeshire Council – Gillian Beasley will become chief executive, while remaining in the same role at Peterborough Council. 

Essex Council – Gavin Jones to become chief executive from January.

HSBC – Katja Hall appointed as head of public affairs. 
Twitter – Omid Kordestani appointed chair.

Interest groups
National Care Forum – Des Kelly to retire as director.

Scope – Mark Atkinson appointed chief executive. 


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