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07/2015 - News release

Mark Ormerod to be Supreme Court's Chief Executive

19 June 2015

Mark Ormerod CB has been appointed the next Chief Executive of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, taking over from Jenny Rowe CB, who retires in October.

Mark was previously Chief Executive of the Probation Association, and has also held posts as Chief Executive of the Law Commission of England and Wales and Director of Access to Justice Policy at the Ministry of Justice.

The post was advertised during April this year, and applications considered by a selection panel chaired by a Civil Service Commissioner.

Mark said: "I very much look forward to working with the Justices, staff and those with a wider interest in the work of the UK Supreme Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. The Supreme Court plays an essential role in our constitution and to take over as its Chief Executive from Jenny Rowe, who has done so much towards its successful establishment, is a daunting but immensely stimulating privilege."

Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court, said: "Mark brings a wealth of experience in leading teams supporting the judiciary and others responsible for applying and developing the law in the UK. The administration of an organisation which supports the Justices of the Supreme Court in their core work of deciding some of the most significant legal questions in the land, as well as managing a building which now welcomes over 100,000 visitors a year, is a significant challenge, and it is one for which Mark comes very well equipped."

Mark Ormerod will join the Supreme Court on 1 September 2015.


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Ben Wilson - Head of Communications
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Cheryl Walmsley - Communications & Outreach Manager
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