Latest civil service & public affairs moves — March 13
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
- Department for Culture, Media and Sport: BBC Board – Steve Morrison appointed as member for Scotland, and Ashley Steel as member for England; National Gallery – Hannah Rothschild reappointed as a Trustee; Tate – James Timpson appointed as North West Commercial Trustee.
- National Savings and Investments - Sharmila Nebhrajani and Christopher Fisher appointed as Non-Executive Directors.
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Alexandra Jones appointed Director of Industrial Strategy.
- Ulster Unionist Party: Mike Nesbitt is to stand down as Leader when a replacement is elected on 8th April.
- Scottish Liberal Democrats: Mariam Mahmood announced as Spokesperson for the Environment.
- Welsh Green Party: Alice Hooker-Stroud stood down as Leader, and was replaced by Deputy Leader Grenville Ham.
- Northern Ireland Assembly: Elections took place on 2nd March, leading to the construction of the Assembly being: 28 DUP, 27 Sinn Féin, 12 SDLP, 10 UUP, 8 Alliance, 2 Green, 1 TUV, 1 PBP, 1 Ind; the Assembly will meet for the first time on 13th March, and must appoint a First Minister, Deputy First Minister and Executive by 27th March.
- National Assembly for Wales: Neil McEvoy has been suspended from the Plaid Cymru group, and is no longer their Spokesperson for Sport and Tourism.
- By-election Results 9th March: Broxbourne Council – Patsy Spears elected for Waltham Cross – Conservative gain from Labour; Derby Council - Steve Willoughby elected for Derwent - Conservative gain from UKIP; East Hertfordshire Council – Linda Radford elected for Hertford Castle – Conservative hold; London Borough of Harrow Council – Maxine Henson elected for Roxbourne – Labour hold; Rutland Council – June Fox elected for Exton – Conservative hold; Stratford-on-Avon Council – John Fielding elected for Red Horse - Conservative hold; West Oxfordshire Council – Kieran Mullins elected for Hailey, Minster Lovell & Leafield – Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative.
Industry and Interest Groups
- Science Council - Sandy Thomas announced as the new Chair; Laura Green, John O'Brien, Sarah O'Brien, Mark Rolfe, Paul Turner, Patrick Wolfe and Mark Woolhouse appointed as members.
- Rav Chesed Trust – The Charity Commission appointed Adam Stephens as Interim Manager.
- British Cycling - Julie Harrington to replace Ian Drake as Chief Executive.
- William Hill – Philip Bowcock named as Chief Executive, he had been in the role on an interim basis.
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