The National Archives' directors are responsible for our major operational and support services, under the leadership of the chief executive.
The executive team meets weekly - see the meeting summaries to find out what they discussed.
Chief Executive of The National Archives - Natalie Ceeney
Natalie is the organisation's Chief Executive, and is accountable to ministers for the current performance and future direction of The National Archives. Although her formal title is Chief Executive, she is also Keeper of Public Records, Historic Manuscripts Commissioner, and Government's Head of Profession in Information and Knowledge Management .
Natalie has been Chief Executive of The National Archives since 2005. Her previous career spans the public and private sector, including roles as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company and Director of Operations and Services at The British Library. Natalie is visiting professor at the School of Library and Archive Science at University College London, and was voted the UK's Information Management Professional of the Year, 2008 (Information World Review).
Director of Customer and Business Development - Oliver Morley
Oliver is responsible for customer, product and service strategy, partnership and business development, trading services, and marketing and communications. His team led the launch of the 1911 census and many other leading historical content services via the relaunched nationalarchives.gov.uk.
Before The National Archives, Oliver worked at Thomson Reuters, with global responsibility for improving information services for customers. Other responsibilities at Reuters included strategy for a £1.5 billion revenue Treasury business and regional sales management.
More widely, Oliver's experience combines strategy with a strong understanding of how to deliver what customers need from an information business. He has also worked in shipping and consulting industries and has an MBA from London Business School.
Director of Operations and Services - Jeff James
Jeff is responsible for providing and developing services on site, online, and remotely to the public and schools, and for the estate and its assets. He is also responsible for managing customer relations and maintaining service excellence at The National Archives.
Prior to joining The National Archives as Head of Advice and Records Knowledge in July 2007, Jeff had considerable operational and IT experience in both the private and university sector, more recently gained at the British Library.
Director of Technology and Chief Information Officer - David Thomas
As a senior archivist and records specialist at The National Archives, David's career has focused on developing access to archives and information in both government and the archive sector.
David is responsible for information technology services at The National Archives, and is leading on the major cross-government project to develop a shared service for preserving digital records.
As Chief Information Officer, David also oversees the operation of the government's Knowledge Council.
Director of Information Policy and Services - Carol Tullo
Carol is responsible for the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI), Archives Sector Development services, and information management and collection research at The National Archives. She is also Queen's Printer for Scotland, Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO), Queen's Printer of Acts of Parliament and Government Printer for Northern Ireland.
Prior to joining the Cabinet Office in 1997, Carol practised law at the Bar in London and had a successful career in law and professional publishing. She is responsible for providing strong, coherent leadership in information management and policy both across government and in the wider public sector.
Carol is a visiting professor in Information Science at City University, London and an executive committee member of the International Government Printing and Publishing Association.
Director of HR and Organisational Development - Caroline Ottaway Searle
Caroline's experience of human resources and organisational development was gained in both the private and public sectors. She has held board-level roles as human resources director for a national charity, and organisational director of a large housing group.
As well as her broad operational human resources experience, Caroline has helped organisations to develop and change through leadership development, talent management and coaching, and staff engagement programmes.
Director of Finance and Performance - Terry Noys
Terry is responsible for the finance, corporate planning, risk management, procurement and project management functions of the organisation.
A chartered accountant, Terry has broad financial management experience across a variety of sectors. He has held finance director roles for, amongst others, a listed company and two national housing associations and was previously an investment banker.
With a background in strategic and business development, Terry's more recent roles have been focused on delivering significantly enhanced performance and efficiencies.