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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

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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.

Houses of Parliament:

House of Commons

Liaison Committee – Bernard Jenkin elected as Chair.

Departments of State:

Number 10

Simon Case appointed as Permanent Secretary with specific responsibility for overseeing the Covid-19 crisis.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Nigel Baker has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Slovak Republic in succession to Andrew Garth in August.

David Steel has been appointed Governor of Gibraltar in succession to Edward Davis in June.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Regulatory Policy Committee - Stephen Gibson named as interim Chair.

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service - Clare Chapman appointed as Chair from 27th July, replacing Brendan Barber.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Ofcom - Alison Marsden appointed as Director of Content Standards, Licensing and Enforcement.

Department of Health and Social Care/Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Kate Bingham appointed as Chair of the UK’s Vaccine Taskforce.

Devolved Authorities:

Northern Ireland Assembly

Cara Hunter became the new SDLP MLA for East Londonderry, replacing John Dallat.

Public Accounts Committee - Matthew O'Toole appointed as a member.

Northern Ireland Government

Northern Health and Social Care Trust - Paul Corrigan and Jim McCall reappointed as Non-executive Directors.

Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency - Gemma Loughran appointed as Non-executive Chair. Veronica Callaghan as Social Work Professional Non- Executive Member.

Local Authorities:

Nottingham City Council - Mel Barrett appointed as Chief Executive.


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Interest Groups

Jewish Leadership Council - Claudia Mendoza and Michelle Janes to become joint Chief Executive on an interim basis, replacing Simon Johnson on 23 June.


Monzo – Tom Blomfield stood down as UK Chief Executive and will become President. TS Anil will take up the role alongside his US Chief Executive role.


MHP - Nick Vaughan to become an Associate Director.

Cicero/AMO - Sonia Khan to become a Director.

APCO Worldwide - Richard Harrington appointed as a Senior Adviser.

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