Louise Smyth joined Companies House in September 2017 as Chief Executive and Registrar for England and Wales.
Before joining Companies House Louise held a number of senior positions at the International Property Office (IPO), including director of IT, Director of People, Places & Services.
Louise went on to become Chief Operating Officer in 2014, responsible for Corporate Services: IT, People, Places and Services and Finance.
Chief Executive, Registrar of Companies
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
Chief Operating Officer, IPO
- 2014 to 2017
People, Places & Services Director, IPO
- 2013 to 2014