Lex Jones appointed chief executive of Registry Trust

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.