Friends Provident CEO Trevor Matthews was today unveiled as chairman of the re-licensed FSSC.
He replaces Roy Leighton, who stepped down as chair earlier this week having steered the council's strategic review.
The FSSC was denied a licence renewal by the Government last May, saying the body "did not meet the standard required".
But a panel of ministers endorsed the FSSC's new strategy and re-issued a licence in March.
"Trevor needs no introduction," FSSC interim chief executive Liz Field says.
"His appointment reflects our strategic approach, which places employers' needs, experiences and involvement firmly at the centre of everything we do."
Matthews, a former CII president, says: "Today's economy is overwhelmingly driven by the knowledge and skills of individuals, and nowhere more so than in finance, accountancy and financial services.
"By working in full partnership with employers, professional bodies and education providers, we will ensure the sector is able to attract the talent and develop the skills needed to remain the world's leading financial services centre."
The FSSC Board, formed to represent the sectors and regions covered by the FSSC, also includes:
- John Tiner, CEO Resolution Group
- Angela Knight, CEO British Bankers Association
- John Gill, MD Standard Life
- Paul Boyle, former CEO Financial Reporting Council
- Brendan Nelson, Vice Chairman KPMG
- Gareth Marr, MD The Red House
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