New Keeper of the Registers of Scotland appointed

Jennifer Henderson

We are delighted to confirm that the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, with the consent of the Lord President of the Court of Session has appointed Jennifer Henderson as the new Keeper of the Registers of Scotland. Jennifer will take up her new role on 1 April 2018.

Jennifer has been with the Civil Service since 1994, most recently she has been on a six month loan as a Deputy Director at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, developing the department’s business plan and previously supporting the initial phase of the Building Safety Programme established in response to the fire at Grenfell Tower.

Prior to that, she was a member of the executive team at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, as Operations Director and then as Transformation Director, ensuring that innovative science and technology contributes to the defence and security of the UK.

Following the announcement, Jennifer commented; “I am delighted to be joining Registers of Scotland at such an exciting time for the organisation. RoS’ vision to become a fully digital business by 2020 is ambitious, and the team have already made great progress on this journey. I’m really looking forward to leading the team at RoS through its transformation into our digital future.”

ENDS

Notes to editors

1. Jennifer Henderson biography

Jennifer has been with the Civil Service since 1994, most recently she has been on a six month loan as a Deputy Director at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, developing the department’s business plan and previously supporting the initial phase of the Building Safety Programme established in response to the fire at Grenfell Tower. Prior to that she was a member of the Executive at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, as Operations Director and then as Transformation Director (a post held as a job share role), ensuring that innovative science and technology contributes to the defence and security of the UK.  In parallel with these roles she was also a Non-Executive director on the Board of Ploughshare Innovations Ltd.  Jennifer is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and is a Chartered Physicist.

2. Registers of Scotland is the government department responsible for compiling and maintaining registers relating to property and other legal documents in Scotland. Registers of Scotland records and safeguards the rights of the individual while providing open access to information on the registers.

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