U.K. Names Neville-Rolfe to Replace O’Neill in Treasury Role

The U.K. government moved Lucy Neville-Rolfe to the Treasury from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as part of a small reshuffle of minor ministerial positions held by members of the upper chamber of Parliament, the House of Lords.

Neville-Rolfe was named as commercial secretary to the Treasury in a statement e-mailed by the government on Wednesday. The position was held until December by former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Economist Jim O’Neill. She previously had responsibility for nuclear power, oil, gas and renewable energy in the business department.

Other appointments announced on Wednesday include:

  • Oliver Eden, known in the upper, unelected chamber as Lord Henley, was appointed as a junior minister at the Department for Work and Pensions in addition to his current role as a government whip responsible for enforcing party discipline
  • James O’Shaughnessy was made a junior health minister and a government whip
  • David Prior switched to a ministerial role at the business department from health
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