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New appointments this week in UK politics, the civil service and public affairs

New appointments this week in UK politics, the civil service and public affairs

Dods People

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Dods People draws together a list of appointments in Westminster politics, the devolved administrations and the public affairs sector in the last week.

Government Departments:

Lord Bates stood down as Minister of State in the Department for International Development and as Lords Spokesperson for HM Treasury.

Baroness Sugg appointed as Minister of State for Department for International Development.

Lord Young of Cookham appointed as Lords Spokesperson for HM Treasury.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Department for Transport.

Alister Jack appointed as Government Whip.

Matt Warman appointed as Assistant Government Whip.


Department for International Trade

Henry Pearson named as the UK’s new Cyber Security Ambassador.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Nick Whittingham has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Guatemala and Her Majesty’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras.

Anne Macro has been appointed British High Commissioner to the Kingdom of Lesotho.

Department for Education

Dominic Herrington confirmed as National Schools Commissioner, having been in the role on an interim basis.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Financial Reporting Council - Richard Lawrence appointed to the Audit and Assurance Council.

Intellectual Property Office - David Holdsworth appointed as Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Operations.



Conservative Party

Helen Whatley appointed as Deputy Chair.


Local Authorities:

By-election Result 25th April

Shropshire Council – Kate Halliday elected for Belle Vue – Labour hold. (Harry Taylor resigned).



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Interest Groups

NHS Confederation – Owen Williams to replace Stephen Dorrell as Chair on an interim basis.

Royal College of Nursing Foundation – Jane Cummings to replace Robert Sowney as Chair on 1st May.

RNIB – Matt Stringer appointed as Chief Executive, replacing Eliot Lyne who had been in the role on an interim basis.

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