New Chief Exec for Land Registry

The Business Minister Michael Fallon announced today the appointment of Ed Lester as the new Chief Executive of the Land Registry.

He succeeds Malcolm Dawson OBE who has been in post since March 2011.

Mr Lester has previously served as; Chief Executive of the Student Loan Company (June 2010 to January 2013), Chief Executive at NHS Direct (January 2004 to October 2008) and Chief Executive at Motability Finance Limited (1994 to 2004).

It is hoped his experience in leading the Student Loans Company through a period of major transformation will be useful for the Land Registry’s planned transformation into a digital and data centric organisation.

Mr Lester said: “I am delighted and honoured to have been given the opportunity to lead the Land Registry and become the Chief Land Registrar.

“The Land Registry has a significant heritage and history of achievement and I hope that I will be able to contribute to its continuing success through the enhancement of its organisational capability.

“I look forward to working with both the Land Registry Board and executive team in implementing the agreed business strategy.”

Malcolm Dawson said: “I would like to congratulate Ed and have no doubt he will prove to be an invaluable asset to Land Registry.

“I leave assured that the vision and strategy for the future of Land Registry that the Board and I have set out means it will be well placed to play its part in supporting economic recovery.”

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