Legal Services Board gathers pace

The Legal Services Board (LSB) has appointed Chris Kenny as its first CEO. Kenny is currently project ­director of the transition team that is establishing the Legal Services Board.

He will take up the new role in January 2009 and will work alongside LSB chairman David Edmonds, who said: “We’re making rapid progress in building the LSB and this appointment will increase the pace further.”

Kenny has ­previously worked for the Civil Service in the Treasury and the Department of Health and served as director of life and ­pensions for the Association of British Insurers.