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

Posted On: 
6th August 2017

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

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Government Departments:

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Companies House – Louise Smyth appointed as Chief Executive, starting in September.

Department of Health

NHS Business Services Authority – Silla Maizey has been re-appointed as chair for three years from 9 September.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby appointed Director-General for EU Exit.

Houses of Parliament:

Parliamentary Digital Service – Rob Greig will stand down as Director on 8 September – the recruitment for his permanent replacement will begin in 2018.

Local Authorities:

Ceredigon Council – Eifion Evans to become Chief Executive, replacing Bronwen Morgan on 1st October.

Walsall Council – Helen Paterson to become Chief Executive.

Sedgemoor District Council – Allison Griffin named as interim Chief Executive after Kerry Rickards retired.

Northampton Council – David Kennedy stood down as Chief Executive.

By-election Results 3rd August

Charnwood Council – Richard Huddlestone elected for Loughborough Shelthorpe – Labour hold.

Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Council – Michael Taylor elected for St Margarets with St Nicholas – Conservative gain from Labour.

Sevenoaks Council – Susan Coleman elected for Penshurst, Fordscombe and Chiddingstone – Conservative hold.

Swale Council – Tony Winckless elected for Milton Regis – Labour gain from UKIP.

Thanet Council – Ian Venables elected for Margate Central – Labour gain from UKIP.

Worthing Council – Rebecca Cooper elected for Marine – Labour gain from Conservative.



PLMR – Neil Carmichael joined as a Senior Adviser.


AA – Bob Mackenzie removed as Chief Executive.


ITV – Carolyn McCall to replace Adam Crozier as Chief Executive early in 2018.

Interest Groups

Trussell Trust – David McAuley to stand down as Chief Executive at the end of August.

British Red Cross – Mark Astarita to leave role as Fundraising Director in November.