Arrivals, moves & departures: latest appointments in the civil service, politics and public affairs – November 23

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

Government departments
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Katy Ransome has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Botswana.
Laurie Bristow will succeed Sir Tim Barrow as Her Majesty's Ambassador to Russia.
Susanna Moorehead will succeed Gregory Dorey as Her Majesty’s Ambassador Ethiopia and Djibouti.

Department of Health
Care Quality Commission - Peter Wyman appointed as the new Chair.

Department for Transport
British Transport Police Authority – Esther McVey is the new Chair.

Cabinet Office
Charity Fundraising Regulator – Lord Grade to be interim Chair of the new regulator.

Department for Communities and Local Government
Andy Street appointed as Lead Non-Executive Director from January.

Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board – Matthew Catlin appointed as Digital Services Director.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Sports Grounds Safety Authority - Peter Rowley and Derek Wilson reappointed as Board Members.

Non-Ministerial Departments
Water Services Regulation Authority - Jonson Cox re-appointed as Non-Executive Chair.

Political Parties
Social Democratic and Labour Party
Colum Eastwood is the new Leader of the SDLP, defeating incumbent Alasdair McDonnell in a vote at the party's annual conference.

UK Independence Party
Victoria Ayling, Alan Bown, Elizabeth Jones, Richard Coke, Piers Wauchope and Tomaz Slivnik elected to the NEC.

Devolved Authorities
Welsh government
Board of Community Health Councils – Mutale Merrill appointed as the new Chair.

Northern Ireland Assembly
Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment – Lord Morrow replaced Paul Girvan as member.
Committee for the Environment – Paul Girvan replaced Lord Morrow as member.

Local Authorities
Hull Council - Matt Jukes named as the new Chief Executive.

BBC – Sarah Smith named as the first Scotland Editor.
Hume Brophy – Esther McVey joins the advisory team.
HS2 – Owain Edwards joined as Senior Communications Manager.
Google – David Skelton to join as Public Policy Manager in January.

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