Latest civil service & public affairs moves – May 23
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
- Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Committee on Fuel Poverty – Gordon McGregor appointed as member for three years from 17 May.
- Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National Heritage Memorial Fund and National Lottery Heritage Fund – Carol Pyrah appointed as trustee for three years until 8 May 2025.
- Department for Education: Engineering Construction Industry Training Board – Simon Hicks, Hilary Hill, Joe Howe and David Vineall re-appointed as board members for four years from 1 June.
- Department of Health and Social Care: Health Research Authority – Professor Sir Terence Stephenson appointed as chair for 3 years from 1 September. Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency – Stephen Lightfoot re-appointed as chair from 1 September to 31 March 2024.
- Department for Transport: Transport Focus – Nigel Stevens appointed as chair.
Houses of Parliament
House of Commons
- By-elections will take place in Tiverton and Honiton and in Wakefield on 23 June.
- Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee – the current nominees for chair are: Neil Hudson, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Derek Thomas, Sir Robert Goodwill
- Environmental Audit Committee – Anna McMorrin added; Valerie Vaz discharged.
- Justice Committee – Karl Turner added; Andy Slaughter discharged.
- Joint Committee on National Security Strategy – Stephen McPartland added; Sir Edward Leigh discharged.
- Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee – Beth Winter added; Rachel Hopkins discharged.
- Science and Technology Committee – Tracey Crouch added; Mark Logan discharged.
- Transport Committee – Christian Wakeford added; Navendu Mishra discharged.
House of Lords
- Shaista Gohir and Professor Katherine Willis to be appointed as crossbench peers.
- Baroness Afshar (crossbench, life peer) died on 12 May.
- Baroness Howarth of Breckland (crossbench), Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay (non-affiliated), Baroness Quin (Labour), Baroness Shields (Conservative) and Baroness Vadera (non-affiliated) granted a leave of absence from 16 May.
- Lord Beith, Baroness Bull, Baroness Kennedy of Cradley and Lord Young of Cookham appointed to the panel of members to act as deputy chairmen of committees.
- Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) Board – Baroness Brown of Cambridge and Lord Ravensdale added; Lord Patel discharged.
- Simon Lightwood selected as candidate for the Wakefield by-election.
- Richard Foord selected as candidate for the Tiverton and Honiton by-election.
- Industry Wales – Professor Keith Ridgway CBE appointed as chair from 2 June, having acted as interim chair since September 2020.
Northern Ireland Executive
- John O’Dowd appointed as minister for infrastructure.
- Harrow Council – Patrick (Pat) Flaherty appointed as chief executive; Paul Hewitt will serve as interim chief executive until Pat Flaherty takes up his post in the autumn.
- Mansfield Council – Adam Hill appointed as chief executive from August.
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- Crown Estate – Clare Harrison appointed as development director.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation – Dr Simon Thurley CBE appointed as chair of trustees.
- Lymphoma Action – Mark Harrison appointed as chair.
- Parkinson’s UK – Juliet Tizzard appointed as director of external affairs and communications.