Latest civil service & public affairs moves — December 7

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

By Dods People

07 Dec 2020

Government departments

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Joe White appointed HM Consul-General, San Francisco, and Technology Envoy to the USA;  Chris Trott has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Holy See.
  • Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland: Laurence Rockey replaced Gillian MacGregor as Director.
  • HM Treasury: Chris Grigg appointed as senior adviser on an interim basis to support the establishment of a new infrastructure bank.
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Arts Council England – Paul Roberts reappointed as a member.
  • Department for International Trade: Andrew Hood appointed as lead non-executive board member and Dominic Johnson, Dambisa Moyo and Douglas Carswell appointed as non-executive board members; Amanda Books to replace Oliver Griffiths as UK Chief Negotiatior for UK-US negotiations; Trade Remedies Authority: Oliver Griffiths to become chief executive, replacing Satjit Singh who had been in the role on an interim basis.
  • Department of Health and Social Care: Nadhim Zahawi appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment), remaining as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Business and Industry.

Devolved Authorities

  • Northern Ireland Government: Jenny Pyper named as interim Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, for eight months; Comhairle na Gaelscholaíochta - Gerard Patrick Adams reappointed as a member of the board; Ulster Supported Employment Ltd – Damian Duffy and Sarah Wakfer appointed as board members.
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Procedures Committee - Nicola Brogan appointed as a member.
  • Scottish Parliament: Justice Sub-Committee on Policing – Rhoda Grant replaced James Kelly as a member.

Local Authorities

  • Durham County Council:  John Hewitt to become interim chief executive, replacing Terry Collins.


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  • Lloyds Bank: Charlie Nunn to become chief executive.

Trade Associations

  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health: Bev Messinger to retire in mid-2021.

Interest Groups

  • National Animal Welfare Trust: Andrew Gillon named as Director of Operations.
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council – Justine Craig to join as member for Scotland in May, replacing Rob Parry. Tracey MacCormack and Gloria Rowland to join as associates in January.

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