Latest civil service & public affairs moves — March 2

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


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Government departments

  • Home Office: Abi Tierney has been appointed as the new director general of Her Majesty’s Passport Office and UK Visas and Immigration, replacing Mark Thomson in March.
  • Northern Ireland Office: Equality Commission for Northern Ireland - Geraldine McGahey named as the new chief commissioner, Neil Anderson as deputy chief commissioner, and Duane Farrell, Helen Ferguson, Jarlath Kearney, Deepa Mann-Kler and Carmel McKinney as commissioners.
  • HM Treasury: National Infrastructure Commission: James Heath to become chief executive in May.
  • Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy: Fiona Dickie has been named as the new pubs code adjudicator from May.

Devolved authorities

  • Scottish Parliament: Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Committee - Gordon Lindhurst replaced Alexander Stewart and Oliver Mundell replaced Donald Cameron as a member; Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee - Gil Paterson replaced Tom Arthur, Bill Bowman replaced Graham Simpson and Gordon Lindhurst replaced Jeremy Balfour as a member; Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee - Alison Harris replaced Jamie Halcro Johnston and Michelle Ballantyne replaced Gordon Lindhurst as a member; Education and Skills Committee - Alex Neil replaced Jenny Gilruth, Jamie Halcro Johnston replaced Alison Harris and Jamie Greene replaced Liz Smith as a member; Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee - Annie Wells replaced Rachael Hamilton as a member; Equalities and Human Rights Committee - Maurice Golden replaced Oliver Mundell and Alison Harris replaced Annie Wells as a member; Finance Committee - George Adam replaced Gordon MacDonald and Donald Cameron replaced Adam Tomkins as a member; Justice Committee - Alasdair Allan replaced Jenny Gilruth as a member; Local Government and Communities Committee - Jeremy Balfour replaced Alexander Stewart as a member; Public Petitions Committee - Tom Mason replaced Brian Whittle as a member; Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee - Rachael Hamilton replaced Jamie Greene as a member; Social Security Committee - Tom Arthur replaced Alasdair Allan and Graham Simpson replaced Michelle Ballantyne as a member; Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee - Alexander Stewart replaced Tom Mason as a member.

Local Authorities

  • Shropshire Council: Clive Wright stood down as chief executive.
  • Southwark Council: Peter John to stand down as leader towards the end of March.
  • Wirral Council: Pat Hackett to stand down as leader this year.
  • Hastings Borough Council: Kim Forward named as the new leader, replacing Peter Chowney next month.
  • By-election Results 27 February: Hillingdon council – Colleen Sullivan elected for Hillingdon East – Conservative hold (caused by the resignation of Pat Jackson); Cambridgeshire council – Peter McDonald elected for Duxford – Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative (caused by the resignation of Peter Topping); South Cambridgeshire council – Richard Williams elected for Whittlesford – Conservative hold (caused by the resignation of Peter Topping); Blaby council – Nick Brown elected for Millfield – Labour hold (caused by the death Bill Wright) ;Manchester City council – Kenneth Dobson elected for Clayton and Opsnehaw – Independent gain (caused by the death of Labour councillor Andy Harland); Cheshire East council – Laura Smith elected for Crewe South – Labour hold (caused by the death of Dorothy Flude).; Wrexham council – Phil Rees elected for Gwersyllt North – Plaid Cymru gain from Independent (caused by the resignation of Barrie Warburton).


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Interest Groups

  • Stonewall Housing: Steven McIntyre to replace Bob Green as chief executive in March.

Trade Associations

  • Betting and Gaming Council: Kevin Schofield to become director of communications and digital.

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