Latest civil service & public affairs moves — August 3

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

By Dods People

03 Aug 2020

Government departments

Department of Work and Pensions

  • Nick Markham as appointed as the departmental lead non-executive director.
  • Health and Safety Executive: Sarah Newton to become chair on  1 August, replacing Martin Temple.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  • Peter Wilson has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil in succession to Vijay Rangarajan.
  • Ian Duddy has been appointed Ambassador to the Republic of Chile in succession to Jamie Bowden.
  • Jo McPhail has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti.
  • Ramin Navai has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Paraguay in succession to Matthew Hedges.
  • Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)Richard Moore to replace Alex Younger as Permanent Secretary and Chief in the autumn.

Cabinet Office/HM Treasury

  • Infrastructure and Projects Authority: Jon Loveday appointed as Director of Infrastructure, Enterprise and Growth.

HM Treasury

  • Crown Estate Board: Juliet Davenport appointed as a member.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Sarah Flannigan and Jantiene T. Klein Roseboom van der Veer have been reappointed as board members for second terms of three years, Ian Karet, Michael Lear Derek Myers and Val Gooding have had their terms extended for six months.

Devolved Authorities

  • Northern Ireland Government: Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service: Carmel McKinney reappointed as chair; Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland Board: Patrick McElroy had his appointment as member extended.

Local Authorities

  • Newport City Council: Beverly Owen named as the new chief executive.


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Interest Groups

  • NHS Confederation: Marie Gabriel to be the first chair of the NHS Race and Health Observatory, hosted by the confederation.
  • Mainstream: Kirsty Buchanan joined as campaign director.
  • WaterAid international: Maureen O’Neill to replace Rob Skinner as chair on 1 August.

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