Press release

New HM Courts and Tribunals Service chief executive appointed

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A new chief executive has been appointed to lead HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS).

Natalie Ceeney will take up the role on 5 January 2015, replacing Peter Handcock who will be retiring after 5 years in the position and more than 30 years in the organisation.

Ms Ceeney is a former chief executive of The National Archives and the Financial Ombudsman Service and will be joining from HSBC UK, where she is currently head of customer standards.

Her appointment has been welcomed by the Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor; Lord John Thomas, the Lord Chief Justice; Jeremy Sullivan, the Senior President of Tribunals; Robert Ayling, the chairman of HMCTS; and Ursula Brennan, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice.