New appointments this week in UK politics, the civil service and public affairs
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
Procedure Committee – Gareth Snell replaced Dan Carden as a member.
Welsh Affairs Committee – Jonathan Edwards replaced Liz Saville Roberts as a member.
Department for Work and Pensions
Sarah Newton resigned as Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work.
Paul Masterton resigned as PPS.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Sarah Healey named as the new Permanent Secretary, replacing Sue Owen who retires at the end of the month.
Tate Museum Board – Anna Lowe named as the Youth Engagement Trustee.
Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art - Hayden Phillips reappointed as Chair and Christopher Rowell and Peter Barber as members.
Department of Health and Social Care
Fiona Caldicott to become the first National Data Guardian.
NHS - Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent named as the first Chief Midwifery Officer.
Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland
Shonaig Macpherson appointed as Lead Non-executive Director.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Natural Enland – Tony Juniper appointed as Chair from 23rd April.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Robert Chatterton Dickson has been appointed British High Commissioner to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Labour Party Frontbench
Stephanie Peacock resigned as a Whip.
Ruth Smeeth resigned as PPS to the Deputy Leader.
Yvonne Fovargue resigned as Shadow Housing Minister.
Emma Lewell-Buck resigned as Shadow Education Minister.
Justin Madders resigned as Shadow Business Minister.
Labour Party PLP Departmental Groups
Foreign Affairs – Pat McFadden elected as Chair, replacing John Woodcock who left the party.
Health – Paul Williams elected as Chair, replacing Luciana Berger who left the party.
Housing and Planning – Helen Hayes elected as Chair, replacing Gareth Snell.
International Development – Anna Turley elected as Chair, replacing Ivan Lewis who left the party.
Transport – Daniel Zeichner elected as Chair, replacing Gavin Shuker who left the party.
Treasury – Wes Streeting elected as Chair, replacing Chris Leslie who left the party.
National Assembly for Wales
Petitions Committee – Janet Finch-Saunders elected as Chair.
Board of Community Health Councils – John Pearce named as the new Chair.
By-election Results 14th March
Southampton Council – Matt Renyard elected for Coxford – Labour gain from Independent. (Keith Morrell resigned).
Croydon Council – Leila Ben-Hassel elected for Norbury and Pollards Hill – Labour hold. (Maggie Mansell died).
Durham Council – John Higgins elected for Wingate – Labour hold. (Robert Leo Taylor died).
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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Mark Dowie named as Chief Executive.
Muscular Dystrophy UK – Alec Raven named as Director of Development.
British Horse Society - Lynn Peterson to retire as Chief Executive.
Fight for Sight -Sherine Krause named as Chief Executive.