Mr Tim Moss took up post as CEO and Comptroller General of the UK’s Intellectual Property Office on 1 May 2017. As CEO of the IPO, Tim is responsible for advising Ministers on all IP policy matters and for the operation of the Office, which grants some 5807 patents, 90,451 national trade marks and 24,426 Design registrations annually.
Tim came to the IPO from Companies House where he was the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales, and Chief Executive (March 2012- April 2017). He worked at Companies House from 2002 where he held many senior positions within the organisation. Tim also held the position of President of the Corporate Registers Forum (an association of over 60 registries worldwide) from 2013 to 2017.
Tim’s career also includes 12 years in senior operational roles in the manufacturing industry. He has a Natural Sciences degree from Cambridge University and an MBA from Swansea University.