The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) consumer panel has appointed three new members, including a BBC journalist and former Treasury adviser, following the departures of Dan Plant and Frances Harrison at the end of December.
Liz Barclay, Caroline Barr and Doug Taylor and were appointed to the independent Financial Services Consumer Panel for a three year term from 1 January, during which they will be responsible for advising and challenging the FCA 'from the consumer perspective'.
Barclay, a broadcast journalist and producer specialising in personal finance, consumer affairs and issues affecting small businesses, has worked for the BBC and the independent sector.
She is also on the board of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and the Equity Release Council Standards Board, and is chairman of Camden Citizens Advice Bureau.
Barr worked at the Treasury, where she was a deputy director and senior policy adviser. She was a member of the team that implemented the stakeholder products range recommended by the Sandler Review.
Barr also previously worked with the Financial Services Authority on the development of the basic advice regime.
Taylor is the leader of the Council at the London Borough of Enfield and works as a consultant.
He previously worked as chief advocate financial services at consumer group Which? and is a member of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, and a governor of the Pensions Policy Institute and the NEST members panel.
Chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel Sue Lewis said: "I am delighted to welcome Liz, Caroline and Doug to the Panel. They each bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience of the financial services industry and a passion for consumer advocacy. I look forward to working with them.
She added: "I am very grateful to the departing members, Frances Harrison and Dan Plant, for their invaluable contribution to the success of the Panel. As they come to the end of their three-year terms, they leave with our thanks and best wishes for the future."
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