Land Registry Chief Executive

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills written statement – made on 12th March 2015.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State for Portsmouth, The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Farrant as the next Chief Executive of the Land Registry and Chief Land Registrar. He will take on his new role in June. His appointment follows an open competition following the announcement in September that current CEO, Ed Lester, will stand down.

Graham is currently Chief Executive of Thurrock Council and recently took on the same role at Brentwood Council as well. In the recent past, he also held the Chief Executive role on an interim basis at the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. In addition to his time in public service, Graham gained valuable experience of leadership while in the private sector as CEO of first Leisure Connection Ltd and then pmpgenesis LTD. With 15 years of experience as a CEO in the public and private sector, Graham has the skills and knowledge to lead and manage the organisation through its transformation into a modern, digital organisation. His time in Local Government will also be essential as the Land Registry takes responsibility for Local Land Charges.

This statement has also been made in the House of Lords: HLWS350