Latest civil service & public affairs moves — January 27

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


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Government departments

  • Cabinet Office: John Manzoni to stand down as chief executive of the civil service and permanent secretary of the Cabinet Office later this year.
  • Department for Transport: Robert Courts has been appointed parliamentary private secretary to Grant Shapps.
  • HM Treasury: Financial Conduct Authority - Christopher Woolard to become interim chief executive on 16th March.
  • Ministry of Justice: Peter Clarke had his term as Her Majesty’s chief inspector of prisons extended until 30th April.
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Civil Nuclear Constabulary - Patsy Northern named as director of corporate services; Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service: Terry Duffy named as Area Director for the North West.
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Royal Armouries - Andrew Latchmore, Paul Mancey and Monica Turner appointed as trustees for four years; British Tourism Authority - Carol Hui, Robin Frewer, Peter Gowers, Karin Sheppard appointed as board members; Visit England Advisory Board - Sarah Fowler, Nadine Tomson and Andy Wood appointed as board members; S4C - Rhodri Williams named as the preferred candidate for chair.

Non-Ministerial Departments

  • Charity Commission: Paul Latham named as Director of Communications and Policy in March.

Devolved authorities

  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Assembly Commission – John O’Dowd, Dolores Kelly and Robbie Butler named as members; Committee membership confirmed: Standards and Privileges – Stewart Dickson, Pam Cameron, George Robinson, Colm Gildernew, Declan McAleer, Patsy McGlone, Doug Beattie; Assembly and Executive Review – Jonathan Buckley, Alex Easton, Gerry Kelly, Robbie Butler, Colin McGrath, Jim Allister, Kellie Armstrong; Procedures – Maurice Bradley, Harry Harvey, Gerry Carroll, Caral Ni Chuilin, Linda Dillon, Catherine Kelly, Sinead Bradley, Rosemary Barton; Audit –Joanne Bunting, Emma Sheerin, Alan Chambers; Business – Keith Buchanan, George Robinson, Sinead Ennis, John O’Dowd, Dolores Kelly, Colin McGrath, Robbie Butler, John Stewart, Kellie Armstrong, Andrew Muir, Clare Bailey;Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs – Maurice Bradley, Harry Harvey, William Irwin, Rosemary Barton, John Dallat, Clare Bailey; Justice –Gordon Dunne, Paul Frew, Rachel Woods, Pat Sheehan, Raymond McCartney, Patsy McGlone, Doug Beattie; Economy –Stewart Dickson, Gordon Dunne, Gary Middleton, Christopher Stalford, Claire Sugden, John O’Dowd, Alan Chambers; Communities – Jonathan Buckley, Robin Newton, Caral Ni Chuilin, Sinead Ennis, Emma Sheerin, Mark Durkan, Andy Allen; Health – Paula Bradshaw, Alex Easton, Gerry Carroll, Orlaithi Flynn, Jemma Dolan, Sinead Bradley, John Stewart; Executive Office – Trevor Lunn, Trevor Clarke, George Robinson, Christopher Stalford, Fra McCann, Emma Sheerin, Pat Sheehan; Finance – Jim Wells, Jim Allister, Maoliosa McHugh, Jemma Dolan, Sean Lynch, Pat Catney, Matthew O’Toole; Infrastructure – Andrew Muir, Keith Buchanan, Cathal Boylan, Liz Kimmins, Raymond McCartney, Dolores Kelly, Roy Beggs; Education – Maurice Bradley, William Humphrey, Robin Newton, Catherine Kelly, Daniel McCrossen, Justin McNulty, Robbie Butler; Public Accounts – Trevor Lunn, David Hilditch, Gary Middleton, Cathal Boylan, Oraithi Flynn, Maoliosa McHugh, John Dallat.


  • Labour Party: Bell Ribeiro-Addy appointed as Shadow Minister for the Home Office; Bambos Charalambous appointed as Shadow Minister for Justice; Stephanie Peacock appointed as Shadow Minister for the Office of Veterans and Government Procurement; Helen Hayes and Conor McGinn appointed as Whips.

Local authorities

  • Hastings Borough Council: Peter Chowney to stand down as ;eader of the council.
  • Surrey Heath Borough Council: Richard Brooks stood down as leader of the council.
  • Boston Council: Nigel Welton became Leader of the Council on an interim basis, replacing Aaron Spencer.
  • Peterborough Council: John Holdich to stand down as leader.
  • Fermanagh and Omagh District Council: Alison McCullagh to become chief executive from February.
  • Cambridge City Council: Antoinette Jackson to stand down as Chief Executive at the end of June.
  • By-election Results 23rd January: Brent council – Anton Georgiou elected for Alperton – Liberal Democrat gain from Labour (caused by the resignation of Labour councillor James Allie); Brent council – Mansoor Akram elected for Barnhill – Labour hold (caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Sarah Marquis); Brent council – Gaynor Lloyd elected for Barnhill – Labour hold (caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Michael Pavey); Brent council – Sonia Shah elected for Wembley Central – Labour hold (caused by the resignation of Labour Councillor Luke Patterson); Dumfries and Galloway council – Jackie McCamon elected for Mid Galloway and Wigtown West – Conservative hold (caused by the death of Conservative councillor Graham Nicol)


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Interest groups

  • The British Gas Energy Trust: Jessica Taplin named as chief executive.
  • Royal Osteoporosis Society: Craig Jones named as the new chief executive officer from March.


  • WA Communications: Lisa Townsend appointed as director.


  • Google: Tom Morrison-Bell appointed as government affairs and public policy manager.

Sainsbury’s – Chief Executive Mike Coupe to retire.

been in the role on an interim basis.

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