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

Posted On: 
5th February 2018

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

The Palace of Westminster

Houses of Parliament:

House of Lords

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood (crossbench, life peer) died 29th January 2018.

Privileges and Conduct Committee - Lord McAvoy appointed as a member.

Procedure Committee - Lord McAvoy appointed as a member.

Selection Committee - Lord McAvoy appointed as a member.

Services Committee - Lord McAvoy appointed as a member.

Government Departments:

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority – Malcolm Morley replaced David Batters as Chair of Radioactive Waste Management.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Ofcom – Bob Downes appointed as the first Board Member for Scotland.

Department for Education

Ofsted Board – Kathryn August and Pamela Scriven appointed to the board, replacing Linda Farrant and Paul Snell. John Huges reappointed to the board.

HM Treasury

Clare Lombardelli appointed as Chief Economic Adviser.

Monetary Policy Committee - Gertjan Vlieghe reappointed as an External Member.

Department for Transport

Highways England – Peter Mumford appointed as Executive Director of Major Projects & Capital Portfolio Management.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Matthew Field has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Andrew Noble has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Romania.

Non-Ministerial Departments

Charity Commission – Baroness Stowell named as the preferred candidate for Chair.

Devolved Authorities:

Welsh Government

Careers Wales Board – Liz Harris and Emma Richards named as members.

Local Authorities:

By-election Results 1st February

Cornwall Council – Jayne Kirkham elected for Falmouth Smithick – Labour hold.

Sunderland Council - Martin Haswell elected for Pallion – Liberal Democrat gain from Labour.


Interest Groups

YMCA England – Reg Bailey appointed as Chair.

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations – Anna Fowlie to become Chief Executive in April.

YoungMinds – Sarah Brennan to stand down as Chief Executive in May.


GK Strategy – Emily Wallace resigned as Managing Director.

Teneo Blue Rubicon – Martin Donnelly to become a Senior Adviser.

Edelman – Alan Maine joined as a Senior Director.


Google – Tim Chatwin to replace Peter Barron as Head of Communications and Public Affairs for the EMEA region.

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