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

Posted On: 
25th November 2019

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

Houses of Parliament
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Scottish Parliament

Solicitors in the Supreme Courts of Scotland (Amendment) Bill Committee – Daniel Johnson replaced Monica Lennon as a member.

Scottish Government

Scottish Forestry – David Signorini to replace Jo O’Hara as Chief Executive in mid-December.

Welsh Government

Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales – John Bader appointed as Chair, Claire Sharp and Joe Stockley appointed as members.

Local Authorities:

Orkney Islands Council – Alistair Buchan retired as Chief Executive.

Newport City Council – Jane Mudd elected as Leader of the Council.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council – Jon Rouse to become City Director.

Caerphilly County Borough Council - Philippa Marsden elected as Leader of the Council.

Norwich City Council – Stephen Evans named as the preferred candidate for Chief Executive.

By-election Results 21st November

West Sussex county council – Mike Magill elected for Bourne – Conservative hold (caused by the resignation of elected Conservative, sitting Brexit party councillor Viral Parikh).

Chichester council – Janet Duncton elected for Loxwood – Conservative gain (caused by the resignation of elected Liberal Democrat, sitting Green Party councillor Natalie Hume).

Cardiff council – Sian-Elin Melbourne elected for Llanishen – Conservative gain (caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Phil Bale).

West Lancashire council – Sue Gregson elected for Birch Green - Labour hold (caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Claire Cooper).

Moray council – Laura Powell elected for Keith and Cullen – Conservative gain (caused by the resignation of Independent councillor Ron Shepherd).

Aberdeen council – Audrey Nicoll elected for Torry/Ferryhill – Scottish National Party hold (caused by the resignation of Scottish National Party councillor Catriona Mackenzie).

Industry

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Interest Groups

Board of Deputies of British Jews – Daniel Sugarman appointed as Public Affairs Officer.

Coca-Cola GB - Joel Morris standing down as Director of Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability.

London Plus – Martin Brookes to become Chief Executive in December.

Outward Bound Trust – Prince Andrew stood down as Patron.

Young Enterprise – Sharon Davies became Chief Executive.

Christians Against Poverty – Matt Barlow to stand down as Chief Executive next year and will be replaced by Paula Stringer.

Alzheimer’s Research UK – Jonathan Schott appointed as the first Chief Medical Officer.

Corporates

Office - Lorenzo Moretti stood down as Chief Executive and was replaced by Kerry Van der Merwe as interim Managing Director.

Land Securities – Mark Allan replaced Robert Noel as Chief Executive.

Costa Coffee – Jill McDonald appointed as Chief Executive.

 

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