Latest civil service & public affairs moves – November 29

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

By Dods People

29 Nov 2021

Government departments

  • Prime Minister's Office – The Reverend Canon Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy’s nomination to the Suffragan See of Willesden approved, succeeding The Right Reverend Peter Broadbent who resigned on 30 September.
  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Companies House – Louise Smyth appointed President of Corporate Registers Forum. Labour Market Enforcement – Margaret Beels OBE appointed as Director. UK Atomic Energy Authority – Sir Stephen Hillier and Richard Hookway appointed as Non-executive Directors to the Board for three years.
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – Bim Afolami appointed PPS to Nadine Dorries as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Creative Industry Council – Sir Peter Bazalgette appointed Co-Chair, succeeding Tim Davie CBE from 1 December.
  • Department for Education: Education and Skills Funding Agency – Anthony Impey MBE appointed Chair for three years, Kathryn Marshall appointed as Vice-chair and Emma Beauchamp appointed as Co Vice-chair of the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network.
  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – John Lamont appointed PPS to Elizabeth Truss as Foreign Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities.
  • Home Office – Dame Elish Angiolini QC appointed to Chair the Sarah Everard Inquiry. Migration Advisory Committee – Madeleine Sumption MBE re-appointed as Member for three years from July 2022. Police Remuneration Review Body and National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Body – Andy Bliss’ appointment as Interim Chair of both bodies has been extended for 3 months until 21 February 2022.
  • Ministry of Justice: Family Procedure Rule Committee – Michael Seath re-appointed as Member until 10 September 2024.
  • Government Actuary’s Department – Bev Messinger appointed as a Non-executive Director for three years until November 2024.

Houses of Parliament

House of Commons

  • Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee re-named to Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Select Committee.

All-Party Groups added to latest register:

  • Afrikan Reparations
  • Bees and Pollinators
  • Extreme Poverty
  • Investment Fraud
  • Mongolia
  • Skin
  • Wetlands

Local Authorities

Scottish Borders Council – Mark Rowley (Con) elected as Leader of the Council.

Police and Crime Commissioners

  • North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Commissioner – by-election took place on 25 November. Currently no candidate has received more than 50% of the valid first preference votes cast in the election. The contest will therefore proceed to the counting of second preference votes, with Zoe Appleton-Metcalfe (Con) and Emma Scott-Spivey (Lab) remaining in the contest.


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Interest groups

  • British Beer and Pub Association – Henry Jamieson appointed as Director of Communications and Marketing.
  • British Red Cross – Elizabeth Padmore will succeed David Bernstein as Chair in January 2022.
  • Cancer Research – Luke Robinson appointed as Director of Communications from February 2022.
  • Combat Stress – Jeff Harrison appointed Chief Executive; he has been Interim Chief Executive since January.
  • Small Charities Coalition – Steven Kirkpatick has stepped down as Chair and will be succeeded by Joyce Fraser.
  • Young Women's Trust – Claire Reindorp appointed Chief Executive.

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