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Appointments taken up by former ministers (2014-2015 to 2016-2017)

Advice provided by the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments from 2014-15 to 2016-2017 inclusive, where an outside appointment has been taken up or announced.

The Committee’s advice given to former ministers 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

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

ACOBA recommendations - alphabetical

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

  1. Alexander, Danny - Chief Secretary to the Treasury - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  2. Andrews, Leighton - Minister for Public Services, Welsh Government - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  3. Barker, Lord - Minister of State, DECC and Minister for Business Engagement with India - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  4. Biagi, Marco - Minister for Local Government & Community Empowerment, Scottish Government - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  5. Blackwood-Bate, Nicola - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation at the Department of Health - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  6. Brazier, Julian - Minister of State for Reserves at the Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  7. Bridges, George - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DExEU - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  8. Browne, Jeremy - Minister of State, Home Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  9. Burgess, Margaret - Minister for Housing and Welfare, Scottish Government - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  10. Burt, Alistair - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  11. Burt, Baroness - Assistant Government Whip - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  12. Cable, Vince - Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  13. Cameron, David - Prime Minister - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  14. Clegg, Nick - Deputy Prime Minister - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  15. Davey, Edward - Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  16. De Mauley, Lord - Parliamentary Under Secretary, Defra - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  17. Deighton, Lord - Commercial Secretary to the Treasury - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  18. Duddridge, James - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, FCO - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  19. Duncan, Alan - Minister of State, Department for International Development - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  20. Fallon, Michael - Secretary of State for Defence, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  21. Foster, Lord - Deputy Chief Whip - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  22. Gillan, Cheryl - Secretary of State for Wales - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  23. Gove, Michael - Secretary of State for Justice - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  24. Grant, Helen - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Decision
  25. Green, Damian, First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  26. Green, Stephen (Lord) - Minister of State for Trade and Investment - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  27. Gummer, Ben - Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  28. Hague, William - Leader of the House of Commons - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  29. Hammond, Stephen - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  30. Harper, Mark - former Government Chief Whip, Cabinet Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  31. Hart, Edwina - Minister for Economy, Science and Transport in the Welsh Government - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  32. Heath, David - Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, Defra - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  33. Hoban, Mark - Minister for Employment, Department for Work and Pensions - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  34. Hughes, Simon - Minister of State, Ministry of Justice - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  35. Lamb, Norman - Minister for Care and Support, Department of Health - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  36. Lansley, Andrew - Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  37. Laws, David - Minister of State for Schools and Minister of State in the Cabinet Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  38. Letwin, Oliver - Minister for Government Policy and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Cabinet Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  39. Lewis, Huw - Minister for Education and Skills, Welsh Government - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  40. Livingston, Lord - Minister of State for Trade and Investment - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  41. Luff, Peter - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  42. MacLeod, Fiona - Acting Minister for Children and Young People, the Scottish Government - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  43. Maude, Francis - Minister for Trade and Investment - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  44. McVey, Esther - Minister of State for Employment, Department for Work and Pensions - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  45. Morgan, Nicky, SoS for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  46. Morgan, Nicky, SoS for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  47. Neil, Alex - Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Communities and Pensioner’s Rights, Scottish Government - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  48. Neill, Bob - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DCLG - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  49. Northover, Baroness - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DFID - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  50. O'Brien, Stephen - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, DFID - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  51. O'Neill, Lord - Commercial Secretary, ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  52. Osborne, George, Chancellor of the Exchequer, HM Treasury - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  53. Paterson, Owen - Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  54. Percy, Andrew - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Communities and Local Government - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  55. Pickles, Eric - Secretary of State, DCLG - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  56. Poulter, Daniel - Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  57. Robertson, Hugh - Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  58. Rogerson, Dan - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Defra - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  59. Russell, Michael - Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Scottish Government - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  60. Salmond, Alex - First Minister of Scotland - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  61. Shapps, Grant - Minister of State, Department for International Development

    • Decision
  62. Shields, Joanna, Minister for Internet Safety and Security, Home Office/ DCMS - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  63. Simmonds, Mark - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  64. Swinson, Jo - Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs, BIS - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  65. Swire, Hugo - Minister of State, FCO - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  66. Vaizey, Ed - Minister of State for Digital and Culture, DCMS and BIS - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  67. Verma, Baroness - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DFID - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  68. Villiers, Theresa, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Office - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  69. Wallace, Lord - Advocate General for Scotland - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  70. Warsi, Baroness - Senior Minister of State, FCO, and Minister for Faith and Communities, DCLG - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  71. Webb, Steve - Minister for Pensions, Department for Work and Pensions - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
  72. Willetts, Lord - Minister for Universities and Science, BIS - ACOBA recommendation

    • Decision
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