Penny Young appointed Librarian and Director General of Information Services

17 February 2015

Penny Young has been appointed Librarian and Director General of Information Services at the House of Commons. Penny is currently Chief Executive of NatCen Social Research, where she has worked since 2009.

Having trained at the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys (a forerunner of the Office for National Statistics), Penny has also worked as Director of Research at Which? and Head of Audiences at the BBC Trust. She comes to the House of Commons with extensive expertise in research, public information and public engagement. We are in the process of finalising a start date.

David Natzler, Acting Clerk of the House of Commons, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Penny Young to the House of Commons as Librarian and Director General of Information Services. She brings with her a great deal of relevant professional experience and expertise, as well as enthusiasm, and my colleagues and I look forward to working closely with her in the new Parliament.”

Penny Young, newly appointed Director General of Information Services, said:

“It’s a great time to be joining the House of Commons Service. I’m looking forward to working with a highly professional and committed team of people to ensure that trusted, relevant and speedy information forms the bedrock of debate and accountability, which in turn will support the innovative work going on to achieve a more trusting relationship between citizens and Parliament”.

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