The FSA has appointed Gerard Lemos as chairman of the new Consumer Financial Education Body (CFEB).
Lemos is a non-executive director of the Crown Prosecution Service and a partner at social researchers Lemos&Crane. He is also the author of numerous books and reports on social policy.
"Gerard is taking up his role at a critical time for the new body as it prepares to set up the national financial advice service, establish its operational independence and develop a long term strategy," says FSA chief executive Hector Sants (pictured).
CFEB, which continues some of the programmes established by the FSA, was created in April 2010 by the Financial Services Act 2010.
It aims to help consumers better understand their finances through a national financial advice service.
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