Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed her initial special adviser appointments in Downing Street.
Special advisers are a critical part of the team supporting ministers. They add a political dimension to the advice and assistance available to ministers while reinforcing the political impartiality of the permanent Civil Service by distinguishing the source of political advice and support.
The following special advisers have been appointed:
Joint Chiefs of Staff – Fiona Hill & Nick Timothy
Director of Policy – John Godfrey
Director of Communications – Katie Perrior
Press Secretary – Lizzie Loudon
Head of Features – Liz Sanderson
Further appointments will be confirmed in due course.