New appointments this week in UK politics, civil service and public affairs
Dods People draws together a list of last week's appointments in Westminster politics, all the devolved administrations and the public affairs sector.
Parliamentary Private Secretary appointments:
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service Theresa May -
George Hollingbery and Seema Kennedy.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond - Kwasi Kwarteng.
Ministerial team - Scott Mann.
Secretary of State for the Home Department and Minister for Women and Equalities Amber Rudd - Ed Argar.
Minister of State Caroline Nokes - David Morris.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson - Conor Burns.
Ministerial team - Robert Courts.
Ministry of Defence
Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson - Will Quince.
Ministerial team – Anne Marie Trevelyan and Jack Lopresti.
Ministry of Justice
Lord Chancellor, and Secretary of State for Justice David Gauke - Peter Heaton Jones.
Ministerial team - Julian Knight.
Department for Education
Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds - Simon Hoare.
Ministerial team - Alex Chalk and David Warbuton.
Department for Exiting the European Union
Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis - Gareth Johnson and
Department for International Trade
Secretary of State for International Trade, and President of the Board of Trade Liam Fox -
Ministerial team - Mike Wood.
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Greg Clark and
Ministerial team - Mary Robinson.
Department of Health and Social Care
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt - James Cartlidge.
Ministerial team - Maggie Throup.
Department for Work and Pensions
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Esther McVey - Huw Merriman.
Ministerial team - Ranil Jayawardena.
Department for Transport
Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling - James Heappey.
Ministerial team - Chris Green.
Department for Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid - Chris Philp.
Office of the Leader of the House of Commons
Lord President of the Council, and Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom -Victoria Prentis.
Office of the Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Privy Seal, and Leader of the House of Lords Baroness Evans of Bowes Park – Luke Hall.
Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell - Alberto Costa.
Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns - Glyn Davies.
Ministerial team - Chris Davies.
Northern Ireland Office
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Karen Bradley - Matt Warman.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Michael Gove - Kevin Hollinrake.
Ministerial team - Rebecca Pow.
Department for International Development
Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt - Michael Tomlinson.
Ministerial team - Craig Tracey.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Matt Hancock - Nigel Huddleston.
Minister for the Cabinet Office David Lidington - Kevin Foster.
Attorney General’s Office
Attorney General Jeremy Wright - Michelle Donelan.
Minister without Portfolio
Minister without portfolio and Conservative Party Chair Brandon Lewis - Helen Whately.
Houses of Parliament:
House of Commons
Environmental Audit Committee – Robert Goodwill and Philip Dunne appointed as members.
Procedure Committee – David Evennett appointed as a member.
Science and Technology Committee – Adam Holloway discharged and Damian Moore appointed as a member.
Commission for Countering Extremism - Sara Khan will become the new lead Commissioner in February.
Department for Education
David Meller stood down as Non-Executive Board Member and as Chair of the Apprenticeship Delivery Board.
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Homes England - Julian Ashby stood down as Chair of Regulation Committee.
Department for Transport
Transport for the North - Barry White became Chief Executive of the body, which comes into force on 1st April.
Lord McAvoy elected as Chief Whip in the Lords.
Lord Mendelsohn was asked to resign as Opposition Spokesperson for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and for International Trade.
Mary Lou McDonald elected as President.
UK Independence Party
Margot Parker as Deputy Leader.
Mike Hookem as Assistant Deputy Leader.
Star Anderton as Spokesperson for Disabilities.
David Meacock as Spokesperson for Culture.
Gerard Batten as Spokesperson for Brexit.
John Bickley as Spokesperson for Immigration.
David Sprason as Spokesperson for Work and Pensions.
Peter Whittle as Spokesperson for London.
David Kurten as Spokesperson for Education.
Tim Aker as Spokesperson for Local Government.
William Dartmouth as Spokesperson for Trade.
Jonathon Bullock as Spokesperson for Energy.
Northern Ireland Government
Denis McMahon to become Permanent Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, replacing Noel Lavery.
Noel Lavery to become Permanent Secretary of the Department for the Economy, replacing Andrew McCormick.
Andrew McCormick to become Director General of International Relations.
Sue Gray to become Permanent Secretary of the Department of Finance.
Hugh Widdis to become Departmental Solicitor and Head of the Government Legal Service in Northern Ireland.
Peter Halligan appointed to the post of Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales.
By-election Result 25th January
Isle of Wight Council – Steve Hastings elected for Central Wight – Conservative hold.
Improvement Service – Colin Mair to retire as Chief Executive on 31st March.
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations – Anna Fowlie appointed as Chief Executive.
Action for Children – Tony Hawkhead to retire as Chief Executive in February, and Carol Iddon will replace him.
Cicero - Robert O’Reilly has joined as Director.
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