Land Registry appoints its first chair
Land Registry today, Monday 24 October, announced the appointment of its first Chair in its 149-year history. Following a competition and approval by Edward Davey, Minister for Employment Relations, Consumer and Postal Affairs at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Mark Boyle has been appointed as the new non-executive Chair of Land Registry.
The introduction of a Chair position, separate from the role of Chief Executive, was one recommendation of a recent Governance Review undertaken by Land Registry. The move will bring Land Registry into line with best practice for corporate governance.
Welcoming his appointment, Malcolm Dawson, Chief Land Registrar and Chief Executive said:
"I am delighted that Mark will be joining us. He brings a broad experience from both the public and private sectors which will be invaluable in helping us to contribute to the development of thinking on a Public Data Corporation and how we might best support the Government’s public data and economic growth objectives."
Mark Boyle added:
"This is an exciting time to be joining Land Registry. The Government's objectives around growth and data transparency provide the impetus for Land Registry to explore new ways to make the most of its market position and the skill base of its employees.
"I look forward to working closely with Malcolm and his team to pursue these opportunities, which will be for the benefit of customers, employees and all stakeholders."
Notes to editors
- Mark Boyle currently works for the Shareholder Executive, part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, as Chief Operating Officer. Before joining the Shareholder Executive in 2008 he spent 12 years in senior commercial and corporate development roles with Compass Group and with Rentokil Initial, prior to which he spent 15 years in banking with Lloyds and Kleinwort Benson.
- Mark takes up the position on 24 October. He will undertake the Chair position in a personal capacity. He will continue to work on a part-time basis for the Shareholder Executive on matters unrelated to Land Registry or the Public Data Corporation.
- With the largest transactional database of its kind detailing over 23 million titles, Land Registry underpins the economy by safeguarding ownership of many billions of pounds worth of property.
- As a government department established in 1862, executive agency and trading fund responsible to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Land Registry keeps and maintains the Land Register for England and Wales. The Land Register has been an open document since 1990.
- For further information about Land Registry visit www.landregistry.gov.uk
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