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

Posted On: 
8th June 2018

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


Houses of Parliament:

House of Lords

Lord Glentoran (Conservative, Hereditary Peer) retired on 1st June, a by-election to replace him will take place in due course.

EU Committee – Lord Woolmer of Leeds discharged as a member.

EU Financial Affairs Sub-committee – Lord Fraser of Corriegarth and Lord Woolmer of Leeds discharged, Lord Giddens and Lord Cavendish appointed as members.

EU External Affairs Sub-committee – Baroness Chalker appointed as a member.

EU Justice Sub-committee – Lord Gold discharged, Lord Wasserman appointed as a member.

EU Internal Market Sub-Committee – Lord Wei discharged, Lord Robathan appointed as a member.

House of Commons

Environmental Audit Committee – Glyn Davies discharged, James Gray appointed as a member.

International Development Committee – James Duddridge discharged, Mark Menzies appointed as a member.

Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee – Sarah Champion discharged, Tulip Saddiq appointed as a member.

Women and Equalities - Tulip Siddiq and Rosie Duffield discharged, Teresa Pearce and Sarah Champion appointed as members.

Work and Pensions Committee - Andrew Bowie and Emma Dent Coad discharged, Rosie Duffield and Justin Tomlinson appointed as members.


Government Departments:

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Historic England – Martin Daunton reappointed to the board.

British Museum – Charlie Mayfield appointed as a Trustee.

Charity Commission – Mike Ashley reappointed as a member of the board.

Attorney General’s Office

Serious Fraud Office – Lisa Osofsky appointed as Director, from 3rd September.

Department for Education

Construction Industry Training Board – Kevin Mcloughlin, Robert Williams and Steve Fox appointed to the board.

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel – Sarah Elliott, Mary Gurrey, Karen Manners, Peter Sidebotham, Dale Simon and Susan Tranter to be members of the new body from 29th June.

Department for Work and Pensions

BPDTS Ltd – Ian Wilson appointed as a Non-Executive Director.

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

Jeremy Pocklington to replace Helen MacNamara as Director-General of Housing in September.






Ministry of Justice

Mark Rawlinson joined as Lead Non-Executive Board Member, Shirley Cooper and Nick Campsie as Non-Executive Board Members.

Non-Ministerial Departments

Office of Gas and Electricity Markets - Mary Starks appointed as Executive Director, Consumers and Markets from September.


Devolved Authorities:

Welsh Government

Heléna Herklots to replace Sarah Rochira as the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales.

Andy Fry to replace Des Tidbury as Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser for Wales in July.

Scottish Government

Simon Routh-Jones appointed as Chief Inspector of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.


Local Authorities:

By-election Results 14th June

Mid Devon Council – Lance Kennedy elected for Cranmore – Conservative hold. (Clarissa Slade died).

South Oxfordshire Council – Sue Cooper elected for Benson and Crowmarsh – Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative. (Richard Pullen resigned).

East Staffordshire Council – Gordon Marjoram elected for Crown – Conservative hold. (Stephen Smith resigned).



Trade Associations

British Medical Association - Rob Harwood elected as Chair of the BMA consultants committee.

Association of British Insurers – Amanda Blanc to replace Andy Briggs as Chair in October.

Interest Groups

Hub for London - Margaret Cooney appointed as Chief Executive.

General Optical Council – Adam Sampson appointed as Interim Chief Executive and Registrar.


Ordnance Survey - Neil Ackroyd appointed as Interim Chief Executive, replacing Nigel Clifford.

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