The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has appointed two new directors today and announced some moves among existing directors.
Stephen Bland has been appointed director of the small firms division.
Bland joined the FSA at its inception and has been acting director of the small firms division for the last 10 months.
Sally Dewar has been appointed as director of the markets division.
Dewar joined the Stock Exchange’s Listed Authority (now the UK Listing Authority) in 1998 and is currently head of primary markets within the markets division.
She will report to Hector Sants, managing director of the wholesale markets business unit.
FSA chief executive John Tiner says: “I am delighted to welcome Sally and Stephen to the director team.”
“Their in-depth knowledge of financial markets and regulation are an excellent complement to the recent senior appointments we have made from the industry itself.”
Anna Bradley, director of retail themes and sector leader for consumers, has decided to leave the FSA.
Tiner says: “Anna has worked tirelessly on a range of consumer-related issues since joining us in 2002.”
“In particular, Anna has led the Authority’s work to develop a national strategy for financial capability, developed its financial promotions agenda, taken its mortgage endowment complaint handling work forward and established the consumer sector team.”
“We wish her every success in the future,” Tiner added.
Vernon Everitt, currently director of the people and communications division, will replace Bradley.
Tiner said: “I am delighted that Vernon is taking on this portfolio of activities which is central to the successful delivery of our overall business strategy.”
Stephen and Vernon will report to Clive Briault, managing director of the retail markets business unit.
Kathleen Reeves, who joined the FSA as human resources director in May 2005 will take responsibility for all human resources and training functions, reporting directly to Tiner.
A new director of communications will be recruited shortly says the FSA.
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