Following an open recruitment competition, Tim Ellis has been selected for appointment as the new Registrar General and Keeper of the Records of Scotland.
Commenting on his appointment, Tim said "I feel very privileged to be able to lead NRS now. It and its predecessor organisations have well-established fantastic reputations, and I am convinced that the future potential of NRS is just as great. I look forward to working with the talented staff of NRS, and with stakeholders, to make the most of the opportunities ahead".
Since May 2011 Mr Ellis has been Head of Cabinet, Parliament and Governance Division (formerly Cabinet Secretariat): the division responsible for the legislative programme and for Freedom of Information (FOI), among other things. Previously, he held a number of strategic roles in both the Scottish Government and, pre-Devolution, in Whitehall.
His start date will be confirmed in due course.