UK Supreme Court gains chief executive

The senior civil servant in the Attorney General’s Office, Jenny Rowe, has become the first chief executive of the new UK Supreme Court.

Rowe, the Attorney General’s director of policy and administration, will act as chief executive designate until the Supreme Court officially comes into being in October 2009.

The Supreme Court will replace the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords and will mark a clearer degree of separation of the Lords from the legislature.