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Kevin Sadler CBE

Acting Chief Executive and Board Member - Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service

Kevin had a varied early career in operational, policy and private office posts in the Department of Social Security, Cabinet Office and Department for Work & Pensions. This led on to roles in the Department for Constitutional Affairs where he oversaw change and restructuring across the Department including leading programmes to create Her Majesty’s Courts Service, and the Tribunals Service, as well as the project to create the Ministry of Justice.

He was then Chief Executive of the Tribunals Service until the creation of Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS), when he became a board member, initially as Director of Civil, Family and Tribunals and then as Courts and Tribunals Development Director.

In May 2016 he was appointed Interim Chief Executive of HMCTS and in December 2017 became Deputy Chief Executive, continuing as Courts and Tribunals Development Director.

Kevin was awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours 2018 for services to the administration of justice.

Kevin moved on to become Operations Director in March 2020, and whilst retaining his Deputy Chief Executive position, also took on responsibility for HMCTS’s operational response to the coranavirus pandemic.  Most recently, in August 2020, he became Acting Chief Executive of HMCTS.