This week’s Political Updates covers moves and changes at all levels of government.
Chris Whitty has been appointed as the new Chief Medical Officer for England and the UK government’s Chief Medical Adviser (more info)
Robert Light has been appointed as the new Chair of the Consumer Council for Water (more info)
Cindy Butts, Ian Comfort, Johanna Higgins, Christine Anne Smith, David Brown and Sukhvinder Kaur have been appointed as new Commissioners to the Criminal Cases Review Commission for three years (more info)
Colin Byrne and Sarah Hamilton have been appointed as Members of the Boundary Commission for England (more info)
Ms Jane Marriott OBE has been appointed as British High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya, effective from summer 2019 (more info)
Ms Victoria Billing OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal and Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Cabo Verde (more info)
Peter Michael Ainsworth, MA has been re-appointed as Chairman of the Churches Conservation Trust for a period of three years, effective from 1st July 2019 (more info)
Jana Bennett, Delroy Beverly, Laela Pakpour-Tabrizi, Jeremy Silver and Wei Yang have been appointed as Trustees to the British Library Board for four years (more info)
Dr Barbara Bannister, Professor Bruce Campbell, Stephen Lightfoot, Amanda Calvert and Anne-Toni Rodgers have been appointed as Non-Executive Directors of Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) (more info)
Malcolm Wright has been appointed as Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director General of Health and Social Care at the Scottish Government (more info)
Simon Hoare MP, Conservative MP for North Dorset, has been elected as the new chair of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (more info)
Chuka Umunna has been appointed as shadow Treasury and business spokesperson.