Political Updates – 30 November

Stay on top of latest political appointments – covering recent changes and moves at a national level in UK politics.

UK Government

Nadhim Zahawi MP has been appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health and Social Care.

Baroness Sugg has resigned from her role of Minister for Sustainable Development over the decision to cut the foreign aid budget.

Dan Rosenfield will become Chief of Staff at Number 10 from 7 December.

Lord Walney has been announced as independent adviser on political violence and disruption.

Rich McHugh will succeed Loveday Ryder as Chief Executive of BPDTS. He will take up the role on 1 January.

Loveday Ryder will become the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s Chief Executive on 1 January 2021.

Susannah Hancock, Jacob Sakil and Louise Shorter have been appointed to the Youth Justice Board (YJB) for a period of three years. They will commence their tenures on 1 December 2020.

Ben Byrne, Sharon Gray, Neal Hazel and Keith Towler have been reappointed to YJB. They will commence their tenures on 1 January 2021 for a period of three years.

Dr Bryony Mathew has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Iceland in succession to Michael Nevin. Dr Mathew will take up her appointment during August 2021.

Chris Trott has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Holy See. He will take up his appointment in the summer of 2021.

Oliver Griffiths has been appointed the new permanent Chief Executive of the Trade Remedies Authority. He will take over from interim Chief Executive, Satjit Singh in the New Year. Griffiths is being replaced by Amanda Brooks who will take over as UK’s lead negotiator on the US trade deal ahead of Joe Biden’s Presidency.

Dileeni Daniel-Selvaratnam has been appointed Governor of Anguilla in succession to Mr Tim Foy OBE. She will take up the role in January 2021.

 

 

Northern Ireland Assembly

Nicola Brogan has been appointed as a member of the Committee for Education and as a member of the Committee on Procedures.

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