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.
See the makeup of the new government, including the ongoing Parliamentary Private Secretary announcements here.
Houses of Parliament:
House of Commons
Sarah Wollaston (formerly Conservative, had been sitting as Independent) has joined the Liberal Democrats.
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Homes England – Edward Lister resigned as Chair.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Tate – Tim Davie reappointed as a Trustee, and Farooq Chaudhry appointed as Artist Trustee.
Historic Royal Palaces - Sarah Jenkins appointed as a Trustee.
Department for Education
School Teachers’ Review Body - Lynn Lawrence and Martin Post appointed as members.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Alan Gogbashian has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia in succession to Ms Judith Farnworth.
Forestry Commission - Mike Seddon is the new Chief Executive of Forestry England.
Scottish Labour Party
Brian Roy is to stand down as General Secretary.
UK Independence Party
Richard Braine was elected as Leader of the Party.
Birmingham City Council – Clive Heaphy to become Chief Executive on an interim basis.
Derry and Strabane District Council - Andrew McKane was returned to fill the vacancy in Derg (Derek Hussey had been disqualified).
By-election Result 15th August
Shropshire Council – Gwendoline Burgess elected for Meole – Conservative hold (caused by the resignation of Conservative councillor Nic Laurens).
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UNAIDS - Winnie Byanyima named as Executive Director.