Latest civil service & public affairs moves — December 9

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


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Devolved Authorities

Scottish Government

  • Laura Paton has been appointed the new HM Chief Inspector of Prosecution in Scotland, replacing Michelle McLeod.

Local Authorities

  • Wakefield Council: Denise Jeffrey replaced Peter Box as leader of the council on 1 December.
  • Torridge District Council: Anna Dart stood down as leader of the council.
  • Sheffield City Council: Charlie Adan recommended as the interim chief executive.
  • By-election Result 5 December: Rhondda Cynon Taf Council - Julie Edwards elected for Ynyshir - Labour gain (caused by the resignation of Plaid Cymru councillor Darren Macey).


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Interest Groups

  • National Institutions of the Church of England: Stephanie Harrison appointed as director of risk and assurance.
  • Scottish Land & Estates: Sarah-Jane Laing appointed as chief executive.
  • Action on Elder Abuse: Veronica Gray named as deputy chief executive.

Trade Associations

  • Institute and Faculty of Actuaries: Stephen Mann to become chief executive on 6 January.
  • National Housing Federation: Rhys Moore has been appointed as executive director of public impact.


  • Metro Bank: Craig Donaldson to stand down as chief executive at the end of December.

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