President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed Judge Renato D. Bermejo to head the Authority. Administrator Bermejo takes over the LRA after his predecessor, Hon. Eulalio Diaz III, left the post with Deputy Administrator Robert Nomar V. Leyretana as officer-in-charge. Before becoming a judge of Davao Occidental, he was a city prosecutor. He took his oath last June 1, 2017 in Malacañang Palace.
On the same day, the turnover rites was held at the LRA Multi-Purpose Hall, with the different heads of the agency and Registrars of Deeds nationwide in attendance--along with Deputy Administrators Ronald Ortile and Robert Nomar Leyretana, and Former Administrator Eulalio Diaz III.