New Keeper of the Registers of Scotland appointed

Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson has been appointed as the new Keeper of the Registers of Scotland by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, with the consent of the Lord President of the Court of Session, Lord Carloway.

Ms Henderson 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, Ms Henderson said: “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.”