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HM Courts & Tribunals Service appoints new chief executive

Date:4 NOV 2014
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A new chief executive has been appointed to lead HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS).

Natalie Ceeney will take up the role on 5 January 2015, replacing Peter Handcock who will be retiring after 5 years in the position and more than 30 years in the organisation.

Ms Ceeney is a former chief executive of The National Archives and the Financial Ombudsman Service and will be joining from HSBC UK, where she is currently head of customer standards.

Her appointment has been welcomed by Chris Grayling, Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor; Lord John Thomas, Lord Chief Justice; Jeremy Sullivan, Senior President of Tribunals; Robert Ayling, chairman of HMCTS; and Ursula Brennan, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice.