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Appointments taken up by former Crown servants

Recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments since 2014-15, where an outside appointment has been taken up or announced.

The advice given about the new appointments of former Crown servants, which were considered by the committee.

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 given, as we release information only when we are informed that an appointment has been taken up or announced.

ACOBA recommendations - latest

This list includes the Committee’s advice on appointments published in February 2018.

  1. Beasley, Ann - Chief Finance and Commercial Officer, Ministry of Justice- ACOBA recommendation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Decision

ACOBA recommendations - alphabetical

This list contains all appointments published since our last annual report.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Decision
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