Chief Executive, Companies House

Ann Lewis


Ann Lewis joined Companies House in July 2009, and is responsible for the central operations, for customer service and enforcement. Ann took over as Acting Registrar and Chief Executive on 1st May 2017.

Prior to joining Companies House, Ann was a deputy director within the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in Newport. Ann spent over 30 years at the ONS covering a variety of roles with a great deal of experience of introducing and managing major business change strategies. Ann has managed large teams with complex portfolios, specialising in operational management and business change and efficiencies.

Chief Executive, Companies House

The Chief Executive and Registrar for England and Wales is responsible for:

  • incorporating and registering companies
  • taking action if a company fails to file the documents required under the Companies Act 2006, which may involve dissolving companies or penalising directors
  • making company data available to the public
  • the day to day running of Companies House

Previous roles in government

  1. Director of Operations and Customer Delivery

    • 2009 to 2017