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

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16th March 2018

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

Houses of Parliament:

House of Commons

Petitions Committee - That Susan Elan Jones discharged and Daniel Zeichner added as a member.

 

Government departments:

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

VisitEngland - Fiona Pollard and Allan Lambert

Historic Royal Palaces – Rupert Gavin reappointed as Chair until 2021.

UK Sport Board - Sally Bolton appointed as a member.

Department for Transport

Maritime and Coastguard Agency – Alan Massey to retire as Chief Executive at the end of the year.

Ministry of Justice

Judicial Pension Board – Russell Aguis appointed as an independent member for two years.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Natural England - Lord Blencathra, Sue Hartley, Henry Robinson and Marian Spain appointed to the Board and Catherine Dugmore named as Chair of the Audit, Risk, Assurance Committee.

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board - Conor Colgan, James Shouler , Richard Sparey and Steve Thompson appointed as new Beef & Lamb sector board members.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Rob Macaire has been appointed Her Majesty's Ambassador to Iran in succession to Nicholas Hopton.

 

Parties:

Labour Party

Debbie Abrahams resigned as Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and Margaret Greenwood has taken the role on an interim basis.

 

Devolved Authorities:

Welsh Government

Adrian Crompton to become Auditor General for Wales in July, replacing Huw Vaughan Thomas.

 

Local Authorities:

By-election Results 15th March

South Kesteven Council – Rachael Cooke elected for Stamford St George's – Conservative hold. (Katherine Brown resigned).

South Kesteven Council – David Taylor elected for Stamford St John’s – Conservative hold. (Terl Bryant died).

Redcar and Cleveland Council – Vera Rider elected for Longbeck – Conservative gain from Independent – (Mike Findley resigned).

 

Industry

Trade Associations

Confederation of British Industry – John Cope to become Head of Policy, Education & Skills on 26th March.

Interest Groups

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - Russell Viner took up his role as President.

Media

BBC – Kerris Bright to become Chief Customer Officer in the summer and will sit on the Executive Committee.

 

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