The Tax Incentivised Savings Association (TISA) has appointed government adviser Andrew Churchill as its digital innovation director.
In the newly created position, Churchill will lead the trade association's policy work on the digitalisation of UK financial services.
TISA is currently working on creating digital services standards and campaigning for digital-friendly regulation. It also wants to create a 'digital passport' for savers so their identity can be authenticated more easily, allowing for easier and safer asset transfers between providers.
Churchill has advised governments, regulators, industry and academic institutions on digitalisation and innovation issues, and boasts particular expertise in cybercrime and security, identity management and authentication.
He recently worked with the British Standards Institute on new financial services standards and advised both the EU Commission and Federal Reserve on mitigating cybercrime and managing identity. He also advised the Conservative Party-affiliated think tank Conservative Technology Forum on the introduction of security technologies and the interpretation of regulatory developments.
TISA director general David Dalton-Brown said: "Andrew is supremely knowledgeable on the issues surrounding the development of digitalisation in our industry, highly regarded by his peers and is recognised and respected in government and regulatory circles.
"The fact we have been able to attract someone of his calibre to join us is a real coup for TISA and will significantly advance our policy leadership in this crucial area for our members and the consumer."
Last month TISA appointed Stephen Gay and Renny Biggins to its policy development team in the distribution and retirement savings areas.
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