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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 - alphabetical

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

  1. Aitken, Gillian – General Counsel, HMRC – ACOBA recommendation
  2. Allas, Tera - Director General for Strategic Advice, BIS - ACOBA recommendation
  3. Anderson, Michael - Director General for International and Immigration Policy, Home Office - ACOBA recommendation
  4. Asquith, Dominic - HM Ambassador to Libya, Foreign and Commonwealth Office - ACOBA recommendation
  5. Bagwell, Gregory - former Deputy Commander Operations, Air Command at the Ministry of Defence - ACOBA Recommendation
  6. Baird, Nicholas - Chief Executive, UK Trade and Investment - ACOBA recommendation
  7. Barrons, Richard, Commander, Joint Forces Command, ACOBA recommendation
  8. Beasley, Ann - Chief Finance and Commercial Officer, Ministry of Justice- ACOBA recommendation
  9. Beckett, Thomas - Defence Senior Adviser Middle East, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation
  10. Blakeway, Richard - Special adviser, No.10 - ACOBA recommendation
  11. Bollom, Simon - Chief of Materiel (Air), DE&S, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation
  12. Bristow, Keith - Director General, National Crime Agency - ACOBA recommendation
  13. Brown, Catherine - Chief Executive, Food Standards Agency - ACOBA recommendation
  14. Calam, Mary - DG, Crime and Policing Group, Home Office - ACOBA recommendation
  15. Calvert, Richard - Director General, Strategy and Resources, Department for Education - ACOBA recommendation
  16. Carroll, Peter - Special Adviser, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation
  17. Casey, Louise - Director General, Department for Communities and Local Government - ACOBA recommendation
  18. Cavendish, Will - DG for Innovation, Growth and Technology, Department of Health - ACOBA recommendation
  19. Ceeney, Natalie, CEO of HM Courts and Tribunal Service, Ministry of Justice - ACOBA recommendation
  20. Chapman, James - Special Adviser, Department for Exiting the European Union - ACOBA recommendation
  21. Church, Julia - Special Adviser, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation
  22. Coward, Gary (Lieutenant General) - Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation
  23. Crothers, Bill - Government Chief Commercial Officer, Cabinet Office - ACOBA recommendation
  24. Dalton, Graham - Chief Executive, Highways Agency - ACOBA recommendation
  25. Dalton, Stephen - Chief of the Air Staff - ACOBA recommendation
  26. Davies, Richard - Special Adviser, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation
  27. Day, Jon – Chair, Joint Intelligence Committee, Cabinet Office – ACOBA recommendation
  28. Dearnley, Mark - Chief Digital & Information Officer, HM Revenue & Customs - ACOBA recommendation
  29. De Peyer, Will - Special Adviser, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation
  30. Donnelly, Martin - Permanent Secretary, Department for International Trade - ACOBA recommendation
  31. Douglas, Richard - Director General, Department of Health - ACOBA recommendation
  32. Douglas, Tony - Chief Executive, Defence Equipment and Support (MOD) - ACOBA recommendation
  33. Dowden, Oliver - Special Adviser to the Prime Minister - ACOBA recommendation
  34. Evans, Timothy, Commander - Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, MOD
  35. Fall, Kate - Deputy Chief of Staff to the PM, No.10 - ACOBA recommendation
  36. Fraser, Simon - Permanent Under Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office - ACOBA recommendation
  37. Galton, Bernard - Director General, Welsh Government - ACOBA recommendation
  38. Gibson, Vernon - Chief Scientific Adviser, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation
  39. Gill, Ameetpal - Director of Strategy, No.10
  40. Godfrey, John - Director of Policy, No.10 - ACOBA recommendation
  41. Gooding, Stephen - Director General, Department for Transport - ACOBA recommendation
  42. Gray, Bernard, Chief of Defence Materiel, DE&S, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation
  43. Gregory, Andrew - Chief of Defence People, Ministry of Defence
  44. Hague, William - Chief People Officer, HM Revenue and Customs - ACOBA recommendation
  45. Hall, Gareth - Director General, Welsh Government, ACOBA recommendation
  46. Handcock, Peter - Chief Executive, HMCTS - ACOBA recommendation
  47. Hannigan, Robert - Director, GCHQ - ACOBA recommendation
  48. Harper, Christopher - Director General, NATO International Military Staff, MOD
  49. Harrison, Malcolm - CEO, Crown Commercial Service - ACOBA recommendation
  50. Harrison, Rupert - Special Adviser, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation
  51. Harvey, Felicity - DG for Public and International Health, Department of Health - ACOBA recommendation
  52. Hearty, Michael - Director General for Finance and Corporate Services in the Welsh Government - ACOBA recommendation
  53. Hill, Bronwyn - Permanent Secretary, Defra - ACOBA recommendation
  54. Hitchens, Timothy - former Ambassador to Japan, FCO - ACOBA recommendation
  55. Homer, Lin - former Permanent Secretary, HMRC - ACOBA recommendation
  56. Houghton, Nicholas, Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation
  57. Housden, Peter - Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government - ACOBA recommendation
  58. Hudson, Peter, Commander, NATO Maritime Command - ACOBA recommendation
  59. Jeffery, Tom - Director General, Department for Education - ACOBA recommendation
  60. Jenkins, Paul - Treasury Solicitor - ACOBA recommendation
  61. Jermey, Dominic, HM Ambassador to Afghanistan, FCO - ACOBA recommendation
  62. Jones, Derek - former Permanent Secretary for the Welsh Government - ACOBA recommendation
  63. Jones, Gareth - Director General, Welsh Government - ACOBA recommendation
  64. Kerslake, Bob - Permanent Secretary, DCLG, and Head of the Civil Service - ACOBA recommendation
  65. Kingman, John - Second Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation
  66. Last, Chris - Head of Civil Service Human Resourcing, Cabinet Office - ACOBA recommendation
  67. Lauener, Peter - Chief Executive, Education and Skills Funding Agency – ACOBA recommendation
  68. Lawrence, Vanessa - Head of Ordnance Survey - ACOBA recommendation
  69. Lobban, Iain - Director, GCHQ - ACOBA recommendation
  70. Lotinga, Stephen - Director of Communications, Deputy Prime Minister's Office - ACOBA recommendation
  71. Lyall Grant, Mark - National Security Adviser, Cabinet Office – ACOBA recommendation
  72. Macgregor, Judith, British High Commissioner to South Africa, FCO - ACOBA recommendation
  73. Macpherson, Nick - Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation
  74. Mason, Susanna - Director General, Commercial, Defence Equipment and Support, MOD - ACOBA recommendation
  75. Massey, Charlie - Director General, Department of Health - ACOBA recommendation
  76. Mathews, Andrew (Vice Admiral) - Chief of Materiel Fleet, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation
  77. Mayall, Simon - Defence Adviser for the Middle East, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation
  78. Milligan, June - Director General, Welsh Government - ACOBA recommendation
  79. Nixon, Hannah - Senior Partner, Ofgem - ACOBA recommendation
  80. Oates, Jonathan - Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister - ACOBA recommendation
  81. O'Reilly, John - Director General of Knowledge and Innovation, BIS - ACOBA recommendation
  82. Pavitt, Phil - Director General, HM Revenue and Customs - ACOBA recommendation
  83. Paxman, Giles - HM Ambassador to Spain, Foreign and Commonwealth Office - ACOBA recommendation
  84. Perrior, Katie - Director of Communications, Number 10 – ACOBA recommendation
  85. Prout, David, Director General, Department for Transport - ACOBA recommendation
  86. Pulford, Andrew - Chief of the Air Staff, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation
  87. Rapson, Sarah - DG UK Visas and Immigration, Home Office - ACOBA recommendation
  88. Reddaway, David - HM Ambassador to Turkey, Foreign and Commonwealth Office - ACOBA recommendation
  89. Rhodes, Andrew - Director General, Operations, Department for Work and Pensions - ACOBA
  90. Richards, Lord (David) - Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation
  91. Ricketts, Peter - Ambassador to France and Monaco - ACOBA recommendation
  92. Ridgwell, Angela - Director General at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - ACOBA recommendation
  93. Rogers, Ivan, Permanent Representative to the EU, FCO - ACOBA recommendation
  94. Rogers, Thea - Chief of Staff to the Chancellor, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation
  95. Rollo, William (Lieutenant General) - Deputy Chief of Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation
  96. Rouse, Jon - DG Department of Health - ACOBA recommendation
  97. Sandby-Thomas, Rachel - former shadow CEO, Institute for Apprenticeships, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  98. Sawers, John - Chief of the Secret Intelligence Service - ACOBA recommendation
  99. Sherlock, Neil - Special Adviser, Deputy Prime Minister's Office - ACOBA recommendation
  100. Stagg, Richard - HM Ambassador to Kabul, FCO - ACOBA recommendation
  101. Stanhope, Mark (Admiral) - First Sea Lord, Royal Navy - ACOBA recommendation
  102. Stroud, Philippa - Special Adviser, Department for Work and Pensions - ACOBA recommendation
  103. Timothy, Nick - Chief of Staff, No.10 - ACOBA recommendation
  104. Thomson, Adam - Ambassador to NATO, Foreign & Commonwealth Office - ACOBA recommendation
  105. Trenholm, Ian - Chief Operating Officer, Defra - ACOBA recommendation
  106. Unwin, Peter - Director General for Policy Delivery Group, Defra - ACOBA recommendation
  107. Wall, Peter - Chief of the General Staff, MOD - ACOBA recommendation
  108. Westmacott, Peter - Ambassador to Washington DC - ACOBA recommendation
  109. White, Kevin - HR Director General, Home Office - ACOBA recommendation
  110. Wilson, Graeme, Press Secretary to the PM, No.10 - ACOBA recommendation
  111. Zambellas, George - First Sea Lord - ACOBA recommendation
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