- Who we are
- Executive team
- Management Board
- Boards and advisory groups
- Plans, policies, performance and projects
- Research and scholarship
- Collection care
- Advisory Council
- Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information
The Executive team ensures The National Archives achieves its vision and its business plan, and works together to look at all the key issues involved with running the organisation. The directors lead their own directorates and teams, in addition to forming the overall management team of The National Archives.
Executive team meeting minutes are available online.
Chief Executive and Keeper - Oliver Morley
Oliver has overall responsibility for The National Archives' future direction as well as current performance, and is accountable to ministers for both. Oliver is Keeper of Public Records and Historic Manuscripts Commissioner. His role is to lead in all The National Archives' many different activities, in our work with government and in providing services to the public. These responsibilities combine respect for the unique significance of our collection with delivering effective online services to millions of people, and engaging with government to maximise the value of its digital information - today and for the future.
Oliver joined The National Archives as Director of Customer and Business Development in 2008, leading the team launching the 1911 census and our online strategy. Prior to this, Oliver worked at Thomson Reuters, with global responsibility for ensuring improvement of information services for customers. Other responsibilities at Reuters included the strategy for a £1.5 billion revenue business and regional sales management.
More widely, Oliver's experience combines strategy and operations with a strong understanding of how to deliver the information the public and customers need to use and research. He is a non-executive director of the Collections Trust, has received an MBA from London Business School and has also worked in the shipping and technology industries.
Director of Finance and Performance - Clem Brohier
Clem is primarily responsible for managing The National Archive's finances and liaising with HM Treasury. In addition, his directorate includes corporate planning, risk management, procurement and strategic project management support.
A chartered management accountant, Clem has broad commercial and public sector experience. His most recent roles as Director of Finance have been within higher education and health, where his main focus was on transition management, strategic planning, corporate governance, performance management and the development of effective funding and resource allocation models.
Commercial Director - Mary Gledhill
Mary is responsible for customer, product and service strategy, partnership and business development, trading services and marketing and communications.
Mary has experience of working in a broad range of industries, starting as an engineer and moving into management consultancy with Booz Allen Hamilton following an MBA at Cranfield School of Management. She then joined BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, where she was responsible for strategy and business development activities for the Home Entertainment division. In her final year before joining The National Archives in 2011, Mary was the corporate finance lead for the successful sale of the BBC Magazines division, and also managed a company-wide review of the BBC Worldwide investment process.
Director of Operations and Services - Jeff James
Jeff is responsible for providing and developing on site, online and remote services to the public and schools, and for the estates 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 Human Resources 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 Technology and Chief Information Officer - David Thomas
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.
Director of Information Policy and Services - Carol Tullo
Carol is responsible for providing leadership in information management and policy across government, the wider public sector and the archive sector to improve the way information is managed and exploited to deliver real benefit for those that use and access this valuable resource. As Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Queen's Printer of Acts of Parliament, Queen's Printer for Scotland, and Government Printer for Northern Ireland, she delivers a range of UK wide official publishing responsibilities and services.
Prior to joining the Cabinet Office in 1997, Carol practised at the Bar in London and had a successful career in law and professional publishing. Carol is a visiting professor in Information Science and an external adviser at the Centre for Information leadership at City University, London and an executive committee member of the International Government Printing and Publishing Association.