New appointments this week in UK politics, civil service and public affairs
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.
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.
Debbie Abrahams resigned as Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and Margaret Greenwood has taken the role on an interim basis.
Adrian Crompton to become Auditor General for Wales in July, replacing Huw Vaughan Thomas.
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).
Confederation of British Industry – John Cope to become Head of Policy, Education & Skills on 26th March.
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - Russell Viner took up his role as President.
BBC – Kerris Bright to become Chief Customer Officer in the summer and will sit on the Executive Committee.