CII unveils new institute directors for PFS Board

Five incoming directors join the two initially announced

CII unveils new institute directors for PFS Board

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) Group has announced the appointment of new institute directors to its Personal Finance Society (PFS) board, with five new directors joining the longest-established society.

The new institute directors are as follows:

  • Andy Briscoe – a former chair of Indesser, Briscoe has more than 25 years of experience leading firms across a variety of industries, including financial services and insurance
  • Neil Buckley – former chief executive of the Legal Services Board and director of investigations at Ofcom, Buckley is currently with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, a Royal Charter body
  • Christine Elliott – former chief executive of The Institute for Turnaround and Transformation and director of Bletchley Park, Elliott has a wealth of board experience and is currently chairing the Positive Planet UK advisory board, among others
  • Edward Grant – a director with St. James’ Place, Grant is a chartered financial planner, chartered wealth manager and Fellow of PFS, and has previously served as past president for the society
  • Catherine Seddon – currently holding roles in the Gambling Commission, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, Legal Services Board, and more, Seddon has a wealth of experience from leadership roles across a range of professions

All new directors will join the PFS board for an initial period of one year, joining the two new directors who were announced earlier this week: Carla Brown FPFS and Daniel Williams DipPFS. Meanwhile, three existing institute directors – Azlina Bulmer, Mark Hutchinson, and Gil White – who all hold roles on the CII leadership team, will simultaneously step down from the PFS board.

CII Group chair Dr. Helen Phillips welcomed all new institute directors to the PFS board in a news release.

“The CII Group Board is pleased to be able to discharge its responsibility to our members and support the evolution of the PFS board by appointing these additional high calibre professionals alongside the new member directors,” Phillips said. “These new appointments further enhance the skills and experience of the PFS board, and we look forward to them being joined by additional directors, as well as identifying a new independent chair, later in the year. Together, they will draw up a new blueprint for governance of the PFS that will inspire confidence in all who have a shared interest in ensuring public confidence and trust in the financial planning and mortgage advice professions.”

Elsewhere in the Institute, the CII has announced that it is accepting applications from across the profession to join its flagship talent scheme, the New Generation Programme.

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