Change at the top of Land Registry

Peter said: "It has been an enormous privilege to lead Land Registry for the last 10 years and I am immensely proud of all that has been achieved during that time. But, looking ahead, it is clear that, just as Land Registry is changing, so the role of chief executive will change. In my view, now is the time to make way for someone with different skills and experience to take Land Registry forward."

Marco Pierleoni, currently director-general, finance and commercial at the Ministry of Justice, will be succeeding Peter until the role of chief executive is advertised and filled.