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Lex Jones takes over as chief executive of Registry Trust on July 30, having been interim CEO from March 1.

Registry Trust is the mission-led non-profit which has been the central depositary of judgment information in the British Isles since 1986.

Lex becomes the fourth ceo in the Trust’s history, following Paul Mudge who established it, Jon Hale whose 20 year tenure defined the company, and Nick Rossiter who retired earlier in the year on health grounds.

Lex joined Registry Trust from the Financial Ombudsman Service in 2017 having taken a degree at Liverpool and enjoyed a successful early career in retail banking.

Confirming her appointment, the Trust’s founding chairman Malcolm Hurlston CBE said: “Since her interim appointment Lex has seized the reins with aplomb and I offer her my personal congratulations as well as those of the board.

“Registry Trust carries out a role of unique importance on behalf of the government to the benefit of all who trade and transact. Its accurate register of court judgment information is the most important single factor in ensuring that credit reaches the right hands. In her interim months Lex has shown beyond doubt her suitability for that high mission.” Malcolm Hurlston will be succeeded in the chair in September by Mick McAteer.

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Notes for editors

Registry Trust is the Registrar for Judgments, Orders and Fines in England and Wales on behalf of the Ministry of Justice. The Register includes county court judgments, high court judgments, CSA liability orders, fine defaults and tribunal awards for England and Wales.

CCJs are removed from the register if paid in full within one calendar month of the judgment date, but will otherwise remain registered for six years. If fully paid outside the one calendar month, defendants can apply to have the judgment marked as ‘satisfied’ which will improve their credit rating.

Anyone may search for entries against a named person or business at a stated address or a corporate body in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland by visiting Registry Trust’s website or by writing to Registry Trust, 153-157 Cleveland Street, London W1T 6QW.