Latest civil service & public affairs moves — August 12

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


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Government departments

  • See the makeup of the new government, including the ongoing Parliamentary Private Secretary announcements here
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Low Carbon Contracts Company and Electricity Settlements Company - Regina Finn appointed as Chair.
  • Ministry of Justice: Investigatory Powers Tribunal – Andrew Knight, Charles Flint and Susan O’Brien reappointed as members.
  • Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Advisory Committee - Liz Sayce named as chair from 1 September, on an interim basis, replacing Ian Diamond.

Non-Ministerial Departments


  • Labour Party: Alex Sobel named as the parliamentary private secretary to the shadow foreign secretary.
  • Conservative Party: Helen Whately reappointed, and Paul Scully appointed, as deputy chair; Alec Shelbrooke reappointed, and Andrew Bowie, David Evennett, Helen Grant, Ranil Jayawardena and Caroline Johnson appointed, as vice-chairs.

Devolved Authorities

  • Northern Ireland Government: Northern Ireland Housing Executive – Chris Welch appointed as a member of the board.

Local Authorities

By-election Results 8 August:Worcester Council – Mel Allcott elected for Claines – Liberal Democrat gain from Conservatives. (Stuart Denlegh-Maxwell died); East Northamptonshire Council – Lee Walker elected for Irthlingborough Waterloo – Conservative hold. (Marika Hillson resigned); Cambridge Council – Josh Matthews elected for Newnham – Liberal Democrat hold. (Lucy Nethsingha resigned as elected as an MEP).


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Interest Groups

  • Nesta: Ravi Gurumurthy to replace Geoff Mulgan as chief executive at the end of the year.
  • World Land Trust: Jonathan Barnard to replace John Burton as chief executive in September.
  • Cats Protection: Catherine Cottrell appointed as director of income generation, starting on 23 September.
  • National Council for Voluntary Organisations: Peter Kellner to stand down as chair at the end of November.
  • Royal National Institute of Blind People: Stuart Fox to become director of finance, having been in the role on an interim basis.

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