Latest civil service & public affairs moves — February 10

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


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Government departments

  • Department of Health and Social Care: Health Education England – Wendy Reid to become chief executive on an interim basis on 1st April, replacing Ian Cumming.
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Philip Barton has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of India in succession to Dominic Asquith; Catherine Inglehearn has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Niger in succession to Cat Evans; Karen Pierce has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United States of America.
  • HM Treasury: Financial Conduct Authority - Bernadette Conroy and Jeannette Lichnerwill named as Non-Executive Directors of the board, replacing Amelia Fletcher and Catherine Bradley; National Savings and Investment - Christopher Fisher and Sharmila Nebhrajani reappointed as Non-Executive Directors of the board.
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Innovate UK - Isabel Fox and Matt Clifford appointed as members of the council; Regulatory Horizon Council – Cathryn Ross appointed as the first chair of the new committee; Sellafield Ltd - Martin Chown became the new chief executive.
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Lottery Community Fund - Tony Burton appointed as interim Chair until 20th August.
  • Ministry of Justice: Parole Board Peter Rook became the vice-chair.

Devolved authorities

  • Scottish Government: Derek Mackay resigned as finance minister.

Local Authorities

  • Boston Council: Paul Skinner elected as council leader; By-election Result 6th February: Warrington council – Alex Abbey elected for Burtonwood and Winwick – Labour hold (caused by the death of Labour councillor Terry O’Neill).


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Interest Groups

  • South West Lakes Trust: James Platts promoted to become chief executive.
  • 360Giving: Tania Cohen to replace Rachel Rank on 16th March.
  • Shelter Scotland: Graeme Brown to stand down as director in May.

Trade Associations

  • British Dental Association – Martin Woodrow appointed as chief Executive, having been in the role on an interim basis.


  • Abellio UK – Emily James named as head of public affairs.


  • Teneo: Amber Rudd to join as senior adviser.

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