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

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30th September 2019

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

Government Departments:

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

National Nuclear Laboratory Board - Iain Clarkson has been appointed as a non-executive member of the NNL Board.

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority - Michelle Heath appointed as a non-executive Director.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Sport England - Azeem Akhtar, Tove Okunniwa and David Mahoney appointed as board members.

Treasure Valuation Committee - Henrietta Gleave reappointed as a trustee.

Non-Ministerial Departments

HM Revenue & Customs

  •  Michael Hearty, Patricia Gallan and Paul Morton join as Non-Executive Directors.
  • Jacky Wright to stand down as Chief Digital and Information Officer on 11th October.

HM Land Registry - Simon Hayes has been appointed as the new Chief Executive, starting in November.



Labour Party

Matthew Pennycook resigned as Shadow Minister for Exiting the EU.


Devolved Authorities:

Scottish Parliament

Justice Sub-committee on Policing - Jenny Gilruth replaced Stewart Stevenson and James Kelly replaced Daniel Johnson as a member.

National Assembly for Wales

Committee on Assembly Electoral Reform – Dawn Bowden was elected as Chair of this new committee.

Northern Ireland Assembly

Rachel Woods is to replace Steven Agnew as Green Party MLA for North Down on 7th October.


Local Authorities:

By-election Results 26th September

West Sussex Council - Brenda Burgess elected for Three Bridges - Conservative hold (caused by the death of Conservative councillor Charles Petts).

Crawley Council - Maureen Mwagale elected for Tilgate - Conservative hold (caused by the death of Conservative councillor Charles Petts).

Rochford Council - Danielle Belton elected for Sweyne Park and Grange - Conservative gain (caused by the resignation of Rockford District Residents councillor Toby Mountain).

Ipswich Council - Adam Rae elected for Alexandra - Labour hold (caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Adam Leeder).

Luton Council - Asif Masood elected for Icknield - Labour gain (caused by the death of Conservative councillor Mike Garrett).



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Interest Groups

Raleigh International - Julian Olivier appointed as the new Chief Executive.

Alzheimer's Society – Jeremy Hughes to stand down as Chief Executive.

Association of Charitable Organisations - Donal Watkin to replace Dominic Fox as Chief Executive.