This week’s Political Updates, covers moves and changes at all levels of government.
Monojit Chatterji has been appointed as a member of the Police Remuneration Review Body and as a member of the National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Body.
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Tony Harper has been appointed as Director of the Faraday Battery Challenge, starting in April.
Donald Kohn and Martin Taylor have been reappointed to the Financial Policy Committee.
Department for International Trade
Antony Phillipson has been appointed as HM Trade Commissioner for North America, Crispin Simon for South Asia and Richard Burn for China.
Adam Harris has been appointed as Head of Civil, Infrastructure and Energy at UK Export Finance; Andy Blacksell has been appointed as Head of Underwriting Policy and Products; Richard Simon-Lewis has been appointed as Head of Origination, Client Coverage, Marketing and Communications.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Frank Baker has been appointed as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Libya.
Department for Transport
Julie Lennard will take on the position of interim Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency on 19th March.
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
David Cannadine and Jane Kennedy have been appointed as trustees of Historic Royal Palaces.
Eve Saloman has been appointed as Chair of the Horniman Museum Board.
Tim Eyles has been reappointed as Chair of the Theatres Trust Board.
House of Commons
Susan Elan Jones has been appointed as a member of the Welsh Affairs Committee, replacing Thelma Walker.
Marie Rimmer has been appointed as a member of the Justice Committee, replacing Laura Pidcock.
Robert Jendrick has been appointed as a member of the Public Accounts Committee, replacing Andrew Jones.
Grahame Morris has been appointed as a member of the Transport Committee, replacing Laura Smith.
John Woodcock has been appointed as a member of the Home Affairs Committee, replacing Preet Kaur Gill.
Matt Western has been appointed as a member of the Communities and Local Government Committee, replacing Fiona Onasanya.
Bill Wiggin, James Duddridge, Martin Whitfield, Sandy Martin and Sheryll Murray have been appointed as members of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands – Crewe) Bill Committee.
House of Lords
Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony, previously non-affiliated, is now crossbench.
Phil Gormley has resigned from his position as Chief Constable at Police Scotland.
National Assembly for Wales
Jack Sargeant (Labour) has been elected as the new Assembly Member for Alyn and Deeside, following the death of his father Carl Sargeant.
This week, MEPs from EU Committees will be on delegation missions.