Chris Nicholson resigns as CentreForum chief executive, appointed Ed Davey’s new special advisor

When Chris Huhne resigned as energy and climate change secretary last month, he didn’t just create a vacancy in the cabinet — his departure also triggered some musical chairs elsewhere.

The same day Ed Davey was appointed Chris Huhne’s sucessor, Duncan Brack and Joel Kenrick departed as Chris’s special advisors. You can read Duncan’s take on his time in the job here, Liblink: Duncan Brack on how to get green policies implemented in Government.

These two vacancies have now been filled by Katie Waring (who moves from being Vince Cable’s special advisor at BIS, where she and Ed Davey worked together) and by Chris Nicholson, who starts at the department today, and so has resigned his post of chief executive of CentreForum, the UK’s liberal think-tank.

At the weekend, LibDemVoice published Chris Nicholson’s advice to his successor at CentreForum in two parts: here and here. And his closing paragraph finished with a challenge…

A challenge…
Does that inspire you? Or do you think, well if that is the best he could come up with then I think I could do the job a lot better than he did! In either case, if the role of Chief Executive of CentreForum does interest you, the management committee are looking for applicants . It needs someone (a liberal but not necessarily a Liberal Democrat) who can do most, or ideally all, of the following: fundraising, managing a team, media relations, directing and carrying out research and influencing policy makers. If you think you fit the bill drop a note with your CV to [email protected]

Interested? Find out more about what makes CentreForum tick here.

* Stephen Tall is Co-Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice, and editor of the 2013 publication, The Coalition and Beyond: Liberal Reforms for the Decade Ahead. He is also a Research Associate for the liberal think-tank CentreForum and writes at his own site, The Collected Stephen Tall.

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