Appointment of Chief Executive and Keeper, The National Archives
The Ministry of Justice has announced that Oliver Morley has been appointed to the permanent position of Chief Executive and Keeper, The National Archives. The appointment is the result of a civil service-wide recruitment process, managed by the Ministry of Justice.
On accepting the role, Oliver Morley said:
'It's a great privilege to accept the permanent position and take a place in the long line of Keepers of The National Archives. It's been a challenging but enjoyable year acting as chief executive and, in really difficult circumstances, The National Archives has kept innovating and providing a quality service to both the public and government. I am taking over with The National Archives strongly positioned to weather the difficult financial climate. In the coming weeks, I will be launching a business plan which lays out the strategy for the organisation for the next four years, confirming how we will deliver on our statutory and public responsibilities for government, public, and the wider archive sector.'
Oliver Morley has acted in the role since March 2010. He first joined The National Archives in 2008, leading the team who launched the 1911 census. Prior to this, Oliver Morley worked at Thomson Reuters, where he had global responsibility for ensuring improvement of information services for customers. Other responsibilities at Reuters included leading the strategy for a £1.5 billion revenue business and regional sales management.