Sarah Albon has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Insolvency Service.
Currently the director of strategy and change at HM Courts & Tribunals, Albon was previously director of civil family and legal aid policy and deputy director of criminal legal aid strategy at the Ministry of Justice.
The Insolvency Service said Albon will join as it implements a “five-year strategy to improve service to its customers, lower its costs and further strengthen the UK’s insolvency regime”.
Albon will take up the position in February 2015.
Albon said: “I am excited by the opportunity to lead the Insolvency Service at this important time as we further transform the public services we provide.
“The agency plays a vital part in promoting long-term economic growth through dealing with financial failure, giving confidence to investors and supporting those affected by financial distress.
“There are many synergies between the work I have led in the justice sector and the insolvency regime and I look forward to working closely with employees and stakeholders in this new role.”