Latest civil service & public affairs moves — November 4

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


By Dods People

04 Nov 2019

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Government departments

  • Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government: Lord Mann started work as an independent adviser on anti-semitism.
  • HM Treasury: The Crown Estate - Karen Jones is appointed as board commissioner from 1st January, and James Darkins reappointed to the board.
  • Department for International Trade: UK Export Finance - Carl Williamson appointed as head of trade finance.
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Richard Morris has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji in succession to Ms Melanie Hopkins.
  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Theatres Trust - Truda Spruyt appointed as a board member; Treasure Valuation Committee - Marian Campbell reappointed as a trustee; National Gallery - Catherine Goodman, Lord Tony Hall and Stuart Roden appointed as Trustees.

Non-Ministerial Departments

Devolved Authorities

  • Scottish Parliament: David McGill took up the post of Clerk and Chief Executive to the Parliament, replacing Paul Grice.

House of Commons

  • John Bercow stood down from the role of Speaker.
  • John Mann stood down as Labour MP for Bassetlaw to join the House of Lords.
  • Antoinette Sandbach joined the Liberal Democrats.
  • Alistair Burt, Caroline Nokes, Greg Clark, Nicholas Soames, Ed Vaizey, Margot James, Richard Benyon, Stephen Hammond, Steve Brine and Richard Harrington has the Conservative Whip restored.

Local Authorities


  • West Sussex County Council: Paul Marshall replaced Louise Goldsmith as leader.
  • Newry, Mourne and Down District Council: Liam Hannaway stood down as chief executive.
  • By-election Results 31 October: Worcestershire Council - Kyle Daisley elected for Bromsgrove South - Conservative gain from Labour (caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Chris Bloore).



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Interest Groups

  • UK Youth - Ndidi Okezie to replace Anna Smee as chief executive.

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