Acting Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar

Mike Harlow

Biography

Mike graduated from Imperial College in mechanical engineering before converting to the law. He then worked as a solicitor in London for 15 years, acting for commercial property clients.

Mike spent 11 years at English Heritage as its legal director and corporate secretary. He gained board-level experience of significant organisational change and major reform of heritage law and policy.

Mike joined HM Land Registry as General Counsel and Deputy Chief Land Registrar in February 2018 and took the role of Acting Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar on 1 January 2019.

Acting Chief Executive and Chief Land Registrar

The Chief Land Registrar is responsible for keeping the land registers and has all the powers, responsibilities and duties conferred and imposed by law in relation to that.

The Chief Land Registrar is also HM Land Registry’s Chief Executive and Accounting Officer. This role is responsible for the efficient and effective day-to-day management of the organisation, including overseeing its objectives and the implementation of an approved business strategy and business plan.

Previous roles in government

  1. General Counsel and Deputy Chief Land Registrar

    • 2018 to 2018