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Appointments taken up by former Crown servants (2014-2015 to 2017-2018)

Advice provided by the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments from 2014-15 to 2017-2018 inclusive, where an outside appointment has been taken up or announced.

If an appointment is not listed here, it does not necessarily mean that advice has not been given, as we release information only when we are informed that an appointment has been taken up or announced.

The Committee’s advice given to former Crown servants, in relation to new appointments or employment, including the conditions imposed.

Information on appointments taken up before 2014-15 can be found in the relevant ACOBA annual report

If an appointment is not listed here, it does not necessarily mean that advice has not been sought or provided. Until the point at which an appointment or employment is taken up, it remains in confidence. The Advisory Committee on Business Appointments publish advice only when it is informed that an appointment has been taken up or announced.

ACOBA recommendations - latest publications

ACOBA recommendations - latest

This list includes the Committee’s advice on appointments published most recently.

ACOBA recommendations - alphabetical

This list contains all appointments ACOBA advised on, and it is aware have been taken up, before April 2018.

  1. Allas, Tera - Director General for Strategic Advice, BIS - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  2. Anderson, Michael - Director General for International and Immigration Policy, Home Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  3. Asquith, Dominic - HM Ambassador to Libya, Foreign and Commonwealth Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  4. Bagwell, Gregory - former Deputy Commander Operations, Air Command at the Ministry of Defence - ACOBA Recommendation

    • Decision
  5. Baird, Nicholas - Chief Executive, UK Trade and Investment - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  6. Beasley, Ann - Chief Finance and Commercial Officer, Ministry of Justice- ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  7. Beckett, Thomas - Defence Senior Adviser Middle East, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  8. Blakeway, Richard - Special adviser, No.10 - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  9. Bollom, Simon - Chief of Materiel (Air), DE&S, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  10. Bristow, Keith - Director General, National Crime Agency - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  11. Brown, Catherine - Chief Executive, Food Standards Agency - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  12. Calam, Mary - DG, Crime and Policing Group, Home Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  13. Calvert, Richard - Director General, Strategy and Resources, Department for Education - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  14. Carroll, Peter - Special Adviser, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  15. Casey, Louise - Director General, Department for Communities and Local Government - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  16. Cavendish, Will - DG for Innovation, Growth and Technology, Department of Health - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  17. Ceeney, Natalie, CEO of HM Courts and Tribunal Service, Ministry of Justice - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  18. Chapman, James - Special Adviser, Department for Exiting the European Union - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  19. Church, Julia - Special Adviser, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  20. Coward, Gary (Lieutenant General) - Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  21. Crothers, Bill - Government Chief Commercial Officer, Cabinet Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  22. Dalton, Graham - Chief Executive, Highways Agency - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  23. Dalton, Stephen - Chief of the Air Staff - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  24. Davies, Richard - Special Adviser, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  25. Day, Jon – Chair, Joint Intelligence Committee, Cabinet Office – ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  26. Dearnley, Mark - Chief Digital & Information Officer, HM Revenue & Customs - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  27. De Peyer, Will - Special Adviser, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  28. Donnelly, Martin - Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  29. Douglas, Richard - Director General, Department of Health - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  30. Douglas, Tony - Chief Executive, Defence Equipment and Support (MOD) - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  31. Dowden, Oliver - Special Adviser to the Prime Minister - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  32. Evans, Timothy, Commander - Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, MOD

    • Decision
  33. Fall, Kate - Deputy Chief of Staff to the PM, No.10 - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  34. Fraser, Simon - Permanent Under Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  35. Galton, Bernard - Director General, Welsh Government - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  36. Gibson, Vernon - Chief Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  37. Gill, Ameetpal - Director of Strategy, No.10

    • Decision
  38. Godfrey, John - Director of Policy, No.10 - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  39. Gooding, Stephen - Director General, Department for Transport - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  40. Gray, Bernard, Chief of Defence Materiel, DE&S, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  41. Gregory, Andrew - Chief of Defence People, Ministry of Defence

    • Decision
  42. Hall, Gareth - Director General, Welsh Government, ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  43. Handcock, Peter - Chief Executive, HMCTS - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  44. Hannigan, Robert - Director, GCHQ - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  45. Harper, Christopher - Director General, NATO International Military Staff, MOD

    • Decision
  46. Harrison, Malcolm - CEO, Crown Commercial Service - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  47. Harrison, Rupert - Special Adviser, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  48. Harvey, Felicity - DG for Public and International Health, Department of Health - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  49. Hearty, Michael - Director General for Finance and Corporate Services in the Welsh Government - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  50. Hill, Bronwyn - Permanent Secretary, Defra - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  51. Hitchens, Timothy - former Ambassador to Japan, FCO - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  52. Homer, Lin - former Permanent Secretary, HMRC - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  53. Houghton, Nicholas, Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  54. Housden, Peter - Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  55. Hudson, Peter, Commander, NATO Maritime Command - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  56. Jeffery, Tom - Director General, Department for Education - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  57. Jenkins, Paul - Treasury Solicitor - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  58. Jermey, Dominic, HM Ambassador to Afghanistan, FCO - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  59. Jones, Derek - former Permanent Secretary for the Welsh Government - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  60. Jones, Gareth - Director General, Welsh Government - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  61. Jones, Philip - Chief of Staff, NATO, MOD - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  62. Kerslake, Bob - Permanent Secretary, DCLG, and Head of the Civil Service - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  63. Kingman, John - Second Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  64. Last, Chris - Head of Civil Service Human Resourcing, Cabinet Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  65. Lauener, Peter - Chief Executive, Education and Skills Funding Agency – ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  66. Lawrence, Vanessa - Head of Ordnance Survey - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  67. Lobban, Iain - Director, GCHQ - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  68. Lotinga, Stephen - Director of Communications, Deputy Prime Minister's Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  69. Macgregor, Judith, British High Commissioner to South Africa, FCO - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  70. Macpherson, Nick - Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  71. Mason, Susanna - Director General, Commercial, Defence Equipment and Support, MOD - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  72. Massey, Charlie - Director General, Department of Health - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  73. Mathews, Andrew (Vice Admiral) - Chief of Materiel Fleet, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  74. Mayall, Simon - Defence Adviser for the Middle East, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  75. Milligan, June - Director General, Welsh Government - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  76. Nixon, Hannah - Senior Partner, Ofgem - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  77. Oates, Jonathan - Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  78. O'Reilly, John - Director General of Knowledge and Innovation, BIS - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  79. Pavitt, Phil - Director General, HM Revenue and Customs - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  80. Paxman, Giles - HM Ambassador to Spain, Foreign and Commonwealth Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  81. Perrior, Katie - Director of Communications, Number 10 – ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  82. Prout, David, Director General, Department for Transport - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  83. Rapson, Sarah - DG UK Visas and Immigration, Home Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  84. Reddaway, David - HM Ambassador to Turkey, Foreign and Commonwealth Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  85. Richards, Lord (David) - Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  86. Ricketts, Peter - Ambassador to France and Monaco - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  87. Ridgwell, Angela - Director General at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  88. Rogers, Thea - Chief of Staff to the Chancellor, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  89. Rollo, William (Lieutenant General) - Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  90. Rouse, Jon - DG Department of Health - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  91. Sandby-Thomas, Rachel - former shadow CEO, Institute for Apprenticeships, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Decision
  92. Sawers, John - Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  93. Sherlock, Neil - Special Adviser, Deputy Prime Minister's Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  94. Stagg, Richard - HM Ambassador to Kabul, FCO - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  95. Stanhope, Mark (Admiral) - First Sea Lord, Royal Navy - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  96. Stroud, Philippa - Special Adviser, Department for Work and Pensions - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  97. Timothy, Nick - Chief of Staff, No.10 - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  98. Thomson, Adam - Ambassador to NATO, Foreign & Commonwealth Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  99. Trenholm, Ian - Chief Operating Officer, Defra - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  100. Unwin, Peter - Director General for Policy Delivery Group, Defra - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  101. Wall, Peter - Chief of the General Staff, MOD - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  102. Westmacott, Peter - Ambassador to Washington DC - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  103. White, Kevin - HR Director General, Home Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  104. Wilson, Graeme, Press Secretary to the PM, No.10 - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  105. Zambellas, George - First Sea Lord - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
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