Mr Burke said he has a lot to learn about island life
The States of Alderney has appointed Roy Burke as its new chief executive officer.
Mr Burke has held various positions in the UK Civil Service for 24 years and is due to start from April.
He is currently the chief executive of the Government Car and Despatch Agency which is part of the UK's Department of Transport.
The current chief executive David Jeremiah will continue in his role for the time being.
The chief executive officer is the head of Alderney's Civil Service.
Mr Burke will be moving to Alderney with his wife Jill and their two youngest children.
He said: "I am very much looking forward to moving with my family to the beautiful island of Alderney.
"We all have a lot to learn about island life and that will be a priority over the coming weeks and months.
"I hope to meet as many people in Alderney as I possibly can and to support everyone in delivering a bright and prosperous future."