Michael Mire has been appointed chairman of the Land Registry.
Previously a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, he will take up his role on 8 August 2016 for a three-year term.
Mire is currently a non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission. He is also on the board of Aviva plc and is a senior adviser to Lazard, the investment bank.
Business Minister Margot James said: “I am pleased to announce Michael Mire as the next chair of Land Registry. Michael will bring a wealth of experience from both the private and public sectors and I look forward to working with him.
I would also like to thank Mark Boyle for his work as the first ever chair of Land Registry and wish him every success for the future.”
Mire said: “I am privileged to take up the role of chair of Land Registry at such an important time in its long and distinguished history. I look forward to leading the board and ensuring that the organisation continues to deliver on its objectives.”
The Land Registry maintains the register of ownership of land and property in the UK, which contains more than 24 million titles.