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Accountable authority

The National Archives’ accoutable authority for the whole of 2018–19 was Mr David Fricker as Director-General. Mr Fricker was appointed on 1 January 2012 and reappointed on 1 January 2017 for a further five-year term.

Table 2 I Details of accountable authority during 2018-19

Period as the accountable authority or member


Position Title/Position held

Date of Commencement

Date of cessation

Mr David Fricker


1 January 2017

31 December 2021