The High Court Enforcement Officers Association (HCEOA) has announced the appointment of Vernon Phillips as its Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Phillips will be joining from the Enforcement Services Association where he is currently its Executive Director.

In announcing the appointment Claire Sandbrook, Chair of the HCEOA said “We are delighted that Vernon has decided to accept our invitation to join the HCEOA as Chief Executive. As a result of Vernon’s appointment we look forward to developing our profile, and helping to keep Government informed on how best to implement the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act. Since our reforms of 2004 our members have worked diligently to deliver on their promises to Government to deliver a universal service and Vernon’s appointment is the beginning of a new era in the contribution to the enforcement debate by HCEOs ”.

Vernon Phillips, who will be taking up the appointment in June, said: “The HCEOA has already achieved a lot through its ability to effectively put across the views of High Court Enforcement Officers and to demonstrate their professionalism to government, the judiciary and others. The Association is working hard towards the development of a highly professional body of people who are committed to providing a professional service to the courts and the public as a whole. I look forward to making a major contribution to the work ahead.”

High Court enforcement activity is being undertaken in an appropriate, flexible and sensitive manner that reflects the challenges we are all facing as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The Association has developed a best practice Covid-19 plan.

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