Latest civil service & public affairs moves — May 13

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


By Dods People

13 May 2019

Ministerial Changes

  • Baroness Fairhead stood down as Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion.
  • Baroness Manzoor stood down as Whip.
  • Robert Buckland appointed as Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice (previously Solicitor General).
  • Lucy Frazer appointed as Solicitor General (previously Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice).
  • Paul Maynard appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice (previously Government Whip).
  • Andrew Murrison appointed as Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Government departments

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Heritage Fund: Baroness Andrews reappointed as Wales committee chair; National Lottery Committee Fund: Peter Ainsworth reappointed as chair and Nat Slone as England committee chair; V&A - Nick Hoffman reappointed as trustee.
  • Department for Health and Social Care: National Independent Safeguarding Board: Jane Randall named as Chair; Jo Aubrey, Tessa Hodgson, Karen Minton, Jan Pickles and Tony Young named as members.
  • Home Office: John Tuckett has been appointed as the new immigration services commissioner, starting in the summer.

Houses of Parliament

  • House of Lords: Lord Steel of Aikwood has rejoined the Liberal Democrats.
  • House of Commons: International Trade Committee - Chris Leslie discharged and Gareth Thomas added as a member; Home Affairs Committee: Alex Norris and John Woodcock discharged and Janet Daby and Toby Perkins added as members; Justice Committee - Janet Daby discharged and Andy Slaughter added as a member; Women and Equalities Committee - Gavin Shuker discharged and Stephanie Peacock added as a member; Selection Committee - Andrew Stephenson discharged and Jeremy Quin added as a member; Environmental Audit Committee - Alex Cunningham discharged and Ruth Jones added as a member.

Devolved Authorities

  • Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland - Marie Anderson to be recommended as the next ombudsman.


  • WA Communications: Lee Findell appointed as head of corporate, and Sarah Gullo as associate director.

Interest Groups

  • Mencap: Jan Tregelles to stand down as chief executive in autumn.
  • Plan International UK: Rose Caldwell appointed as chief executive, replacing Tanya Barron in September.

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