Arrivals, moves & departures: latest appointments in the civil service, politics and public affairs – October 26

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

Government departments

Department of Energy and Climate ChangeCivil Nuclear Police Authority – Kenna Kintrea joins

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Marcus Bryson appointed as chair for aerospace.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: departmental board - Philip Dilley and Andrew Sells join as ex-officio members.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Guy Warrington has been appointed British high commissioner to Sierra Leone; Nic Hailey has been appointed British high commissioner to the Republic of Kenya.

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

Houses of Parliament

House of Lords: Lord Oaksey elected as the new hereditary crossbench peer; Lord Warner resigned the Labour Whip.

House of Commons: Michael Meacher, Labour MP for Oldham West and Royton died on 21st October; standards committee – Geoffrey Cox resigned as member.


Political parties

Scottish National Party: Westminster spokespeople team – Hannah Bardell appointed spokesperson for business, innovation and skills; Neil Gray appointed spokesperson for fair work and employment

Labour Party: Seumas Milne appointed executive director of strategy and communications


Devolved authorities:

Northern Ireland Executive: General Teaching Council - Jennifer Cornyn, Sean Lambe and Sally McKee reappointed members.

NI Assembly: Peter Robinson resumes role as first minister; Jonathan Bell resumes role as minister of enterprise, trade and investment; Simon Hamilton resumes role as minister of health, social services and public safety; Michelle McIlveen appointed minister for regional development; Mervyn Storey resumes role as minister for social development.

Welsh government: National Library of Wales – Elizabeth Siberry, Dyfrig Jones and Richard Houdmont appointed to the board.

Scottish government: Independent Living Fund Scotland – Susan Douglas-Scott to be the new chair, and Bridget Sly, Alan Dickson and Fiona O’Donnell to be board members.



Royal Pharmaceutical Society: Suzanne Scott Thomas elected as chair of the Welsh Pharmacy Board and Paul Harris elected as vice-chair.

BioIndustry Association: Jane Osbourn to be new chair from January.

UK Onshore Oil and Gas: Averil Macdonald appointed chair.


Interest groups:

Save the Children: Justin Forsyth to step down as chief executive in February.

Alzheimer’s Society: Vivienne Francis named director of marketing and external affairs.

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