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About the Registrar

The Registrar is an independent office holder, responsible for keeping and publishing the Register of Consultant Lobbyists.

The Registrar’s responsibilities include:

  • setting up and managing the statutory Register of Consultant Lobbyists
  • making sure that the industry is following the requirement to register
  • publishing detailed guidance for industry about their duties under the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014
  • publishing an Annual Statement of Accounts

The Registrar is Harry Rich.

Harry Rich is an executive coach, business advisor and board member with experience in the business, not-for-profit, regulatory and public sectors. He has been Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists since 22nd September 2018 and sits on the boards of the Press Recognition Panel, Glasgow School of Art and The Open College of the Arts. He is a non-practising solicitor, Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Harry was previously Chief Executive of the Royal Institute of British Architects and of Enterprise UK. He has been Deputy Chief Executive of the Design Council and was a board member of the Creative Industries Council, University for the Creative Arts, Design Management Institute (USA), Advertising Standards Authority and external member of the Press Complaints Commission’s Charter Compliance Panel.