New appointments this week in UK politics, civil service and public affairs
Dods People draws together a list of last week's appointments in Westminster politics, all the devolved administrations and the public affairs sector.
Houses of Parliament:
House of Lords
Lord Steyn (crossbench, life peer) died on 28th November.
House of Commons
Regulatory Reform Committee – Stephen McPartland elected as Chair.
Department for Work and Pensions
Social Security Advisory Committee – David Chrimes and Philip Jones appointed as members, and Seyi Obakin reappointed.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Philip Malone appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mongolia, taking up his position in March.
Karen Pierce appointed as UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Central Arbitration Committee – Stephen Redmon appointed as Chair, replacing Michael Burton.
Ministry of Defence
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory – Gary Aitkenhead appointed as Chief Executive.
Department of Health
Kate Lampard, Sue Bailey, Ron Kerr, Michael Mire and Mike Richards appointed as Non-Executive Directors of the board.
NHS Improvement - Ian Dalton appointed as Chief Executive.
Department for Transport
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency – Ian Baulch-Jones appointed as Non-Executive Director.
Ministry of Justice
Judicial Appointments Commission – Anne Rafferty appointed as a Senior Judicial Commissioner and Vice-Chair.
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Office for Civil Society – David Knott appointed as Director.
HM Revenue & Customs – Jim Harra appointed as the Second Permanent Secretary from January.
Nick Harvey appointed as Chief Executive.
Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee – Clare Haughey named as Convener.
Social Security Committee – Clare Adamson named as Convener.
Ainsley Mann, Wendy Alexander, Martyn O’Reilly and Nick Maclean appointed as trade envoys.
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council – John Sellgren suspended as Chief Executive.
By-election Results 30th November
Maidstone Council – Rob Field elected for North – Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative. Tandridge Council - Helen Rujbally elected for Westway – Liberal Democrat hold.
Gosport Council – Stephen Hammond elected for Bridgemary North – Liberal Democrat gain from Labour.
Torridge Council – Cheryl Cottle-Hunkin elected for Torrington – Liberal Democrat gain from UKIP.
Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity – Marc Woods appointed as Chair.
NHS Providers - Saffron Cordery to become Deputy Chief Executive, in addition to her role as Director of Policy and Strategy.
Civil Aviation Authority – Richard Moriarty to replace Andrew Haines as Chief Executive next summer.
Social Communications – Andrew Cumpsty joined as Senior Counsel.
Wise Group – Sean Duffy appointed as the new Chief Executive, replacing Laurie Russell.
Youth Music – YolanDa Brown appointed as Chair of the Trustee Board.