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

Posted On: 
13th April 2018

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


Government departments:

Home Office

Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme - Bryan Clark replaced Gordon Shipley as Director.

Department for Education

Construction Industry Training Board - Peter Lauener to become Chair on 1st May, replacing James Wates.

Department for International Trade

John Mahon appointed as Director-General, Exports.

Ministry of Justice

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service – Edward Timpson appointed as Chair.

Non-Ministerial Departments

Competition and Markets Authority – Andrew Tyrie to become Chair.

Serious Fraud Office - Mark Thompson to replace David Green as Director on an interim basis from 21st April.

Devolved Authorities:

Scottish Government

Scottish Social Services Council - Lorraine Gray to become interim Chief Executive in late April, replacing Anna Fowlie.

Local Authorities:

By-election Results 12th April

St Edmundsbury Council – Max Clarke elected for St Olaves – Labour hold. (Bob Cockle resigned).

South Northamptonshire Council – Jonathan Riley elected for Middleton Cheney – Conservative hold. (Judith Baxter resigned).

Chichester Council – Kate O’Kelly elected for Rogate – Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative. (Gillian Keegan MP resigned).




Sunday Mail – John Ferguson named as Political Editor.


Weber Shandwick - Sarah Richardson joins to run the Corporate section.

Maitland Political - Razi Rahman to become Chair.

BECG - Rachel Bell named as Non-Executive Director and Chair.

Interest Groups

Wooden Spoon – Sarah Webb promoted to become Chief Executive.

Cardinal Hume Centre – George O’Neill to become Chief Executive in July.

British Stammering Association - Norbert Lieckfeldt to stand down as Chief Executive.

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