Latest moves in the civil service & public affairs – May 6

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


  • Northern Ireland Office – Brian Barker appointed as Chair of the Northern Ireland Committee on Protection and Independent Reviewer of National Security Arrangements in Northern Ireland
  • National Savings and Investments – Jane Platt to step down as Chief Executive this summer.

House of Lords

  • High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill Select Committee – Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe appointed as Chair; Lord Brabazon of Tara, Lord Freeman, Lord Jones of Cheltenham, Baroness O’Cathain, Lord Plant of Highfield and Lord Young of Norwood Green appointed as members

House of Commons

  • Gill Furniss (Labour) elected as the new MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough
  • Chris Elmore (Labour) elected as the new MP for Ogmore
  • Home Affairs CommitteeNaz Shah to temporarily stand aside from her role as member

Labour Party

  • Ben Nunn to join the Labour health team in December as a Political Adviser


  • Serco Group PLC - Faye Shaw appointed as Managing Director for UK Citizen Services Business
  • NutmegMartin Stead appointed as Chief Executive
  • Sports Coach UK - Mark Gannon appointed as Chief Executive

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