New appointments this week in UK politics, the civil service and public affairs
Dods People draws together a list of this week's appointments in Westminster politics, all the devolved administrations and the public affairs sector.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Chris Rampling has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Lebanon.
Claire Evans has been appointed British High Commissioner to Belize.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Natural England – Lord Blencathra appointed as Deputy Chair.
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board – George Lyon and Paul Temple reappointed to the board.
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
UK Research and Innovation - Katrina Nevin-Ridley named as Director of External Relations, Communications and Public Engagement.
Karin Smyth appointed Shadow Minister for Northern Ireland in addition to her role as Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons.
Luke Pollard appointed Shadow Minister for Flooding and Coastal Communities as maternity cover for Holly Lynch.
Northern Ireland Government
Department for Communities - Miceal McCoy reappointed as Chair, Michael Catto, Garth Earls, Hazel Francey, Leon Litvack, George McIlroy, Catherine Molloy and Margaret Ward reappointed as members.
By-election Results 2 nd August
Fylde Council – Chris Dixon elected for Ansdell – Conservative hold. (David Eaves resigned).
Peterborough Council – Gavin Elsey elected for Orton Longueville – Conservative hold. (June Bull resigned).
King's Lynn and West Norfolk Council – Stuart Dark elected for Snettisham – Conservative hold. (Avril Wright resigned).
Police Federation – John Apter elected as National Chair.
Association of British Insurers – Andy Watson appointed as Chair of the General Insurance Council, replacing Amanda Blanc.
Royal College of Midwives – Louise Silverton stood down as Director for Midwifery.
Variety – Frances Lang appointed as Chief Executive, replacing Sarah Nancollas.
Which? – Anabel Hoult named as Chief Executive replacing Peter Vicary-Smith in October.
Relate – Aidan Jones appointed as Chief Executive.