Land Registry appoints its first chair

The introduction of a chair position, separate from the role of chief executive, was one recommendation of a recent governance review undertaken by Land Registry. The move will bring Land Registry into line with best practice for corporate governance.

Malcolm Dawson, chief land registrar and chief executive at Land Registry, said: “I am delighted that Mark will be joining us. He brings a broad experience from both the public and private sectors which will be invaluable in helping us to contribute to the development of thinking on a Public Data Corporation and how we might best support the government's public data and economic growth objectives.”

Boyle added: “This is an exciting time to be joining Land Registry. The Government's objectives around growth and data transparency provide the impetus for Land Registry to explore new ways to make the most of its market position and the skill base of its employees.

"I look forward to working closely with Malcolm and his team to pursue these opportunities, which will be for the benefit of customers, employees and all stakeholders."