Tim Ellis

The Keeper of the Records of Scotland

Before his appointment as Keeper of the Records of Scotland, Tim Ellis was Head of the Cabinet Secretariat, which is responsible for supporting effective, collective decision-making by Ministers, through the Scottish Cabinet, and for the corporate governance of the Scottish Government by the Scottish Government's senior management team, the Strategic Board. Before that, Tim headed the Housing Investment Division, which develops new and improved affordable housing. He spent his earlier career in several strategic roles in the Scottish Government and in Whitehall. You can find out more about his roles as Registrar General and Chief Executive of NRS by following the links provided.

Session Details

Monday 22nd May: 9.20am - 10.10am
Balancing The Roles and Needs of the Keeper, the Regulator and the Business.


The opening session of conference looks at the distinctive and vibrant public sector information landscape in Scotland.  It aims to do this through looking at the roles and needs of the key stakeholders involved in working with us as a profession to deliver public records for the public.

The session is designed to be lively - taking the form of three 10-minute mini keynotes followed by a 30 minute armchair panel session, with hand-picked ‘in the know’ participants present to represent each of the key stakeholder groups.

The Scottish Government has implemented a world-leading public records act and developed major information innovations such as GIRFEC (Getting It Right For Every Child) and Health & Social Care integration.
This special keynote and panel discussion will focus on the challenges of delivering these initiatives in a climate of ever-increasing regulation, public expectation and technology-driven possibilities set against ever more stretched resource. It is sure to resonate and promote debate amongst delegates from all over the UK.

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