This week’s Political Updates, covers moves and changes at all levels of government.
Prime Minister’s Office
George Andrew Midsomer Leggatt, Kevan Jones, Peter Coulson and Robert Goodwill have been appointed to the Privy Council.
Sajid Javid has been appointed as the new Home Secretary, replacing Amber Rudd.
Anne Campbell has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs.
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Lorraine Baldry is the new Chair of Sellafield, part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
Shrinivas Honap, Sue Scane, and Adrian Smith have been appointed as new non-executive board members for a 3-year term.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Andrew Fletcher, David Craven, Peter Rees and Scott Shearlaw have been appointed members of the Dairy Board, part of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.
Abigail Seager is the new Director of Authorisations on the Veterinary Medicines Directorate.
Department for Health and Social Care
Meindert Boysen has been appointed as Director of the Centre for Health Technology Evaluation at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, replacing Mirella Marlow.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Perdita Fraser and Elizabeth Passey have been reappointed as Big Lottery Fund trustees.
Roger Blundell has been appointed as a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery.
Ludmilla Jordanova has been appointed as a trustee of the Science Museum Group.
Jane Wilson has been appointed as a trustee of the Tate.
Department for Education
David Carter will retire from his position as National Schools Commissioner at the end of August.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Jamie Bowden has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Chile.
Corin Robertson has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Mexico in succession to Duncan Taylor.
Ministry of Justice
Caroline Corby named as the Interim Chair of the Parole Board for England and Wales.
Department for International Trade
John Mahon is the new Director-General for Exports.
House of Lords
Lord Glentoran (Conservative, Hereditary Peer) retired on 1st June. A by-election to replace him will take place on a date that is yet to be confirmed.
Lord Woolmer of Leeds has been discharged as a member of the House of Lords EU Committee.
Lord Fraser of Corriegarth and Lord Woolmer of Leeds have been discharged from the EU Financial Affairs Sub-committee. Lord Giddens and Lord Cavendish have been appointed as members.
Baroness Chalker has been appointed as a member of the House of Lords EU External Affairs Sub-committee.
Lord Wei has been discharged from the EU Internal Market Sub-Committee. Lord Robathan appointed as a member.
Lord Gold has been discharged from the EU Justice Sub-committee. Lord Wasserman has been appointed as a member.
A plenary session will take place on 2nd and 3rd May in Strasbourg.