Press release

Chief Executive to leave Land Registry next year

Chief Land Registrar and Chief Executive of HM Land Registry has announced his intention to step down early next year.

Land Registry: Croydon

Ed Lester, Chief Land Registrar and Chief Executive of HM Land Registry, has today announced his intention to step down from both roles in the first half of next year.

Ed joined Land Registry in 2013 and has been responsible for conducting a major review of Land Registry’s commercial structure and for driving forward an ambitious transformation agenda. Ed will leave Land Registry with a strong Executive team and organisational structure in place.

Mark Boyle, Chair of Land Registry stated “The Board and I are sad that Ed has decided to leave Land Registry, but fully support his decision. Ed has played a key part in formulating a sustainable vision for Land Registry’s future. We are grateful that he has agreed to stay on until next year as the organisation will need the benefit of his wisdom and experience as we begin a major transformation of the organisation. When the time comes for his departure, we wish him all the very best for the future.”

Ed Lester said “It has been an enjoyable and extraordinary privilege to be given the opportunity to be part of the rich history of Land Registry. During my time I have been struck by the professionalism and enthusiasm of the staff, even during challenging times and I know they will continue that support for my successor.”

Land Registry will now start the process of recruiting for the new Chief Land Registrar and Chief Executive so that the individual can be in place before Ed’s departure.

ENDS

Published 3 September 2014