The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the country’s paramount regulatory authority, has announced its newest senior appointment, adding Nick Stace as the latest non-executive director on its board.
The appointment will see Mr. Stace added to the FCA’s board for a period of three years, starting on April 1, 2017. He is the acting Chief Executive of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, having also held leadership roles in several consumer organizations.
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According to FCA Chairman John Griffith-Jones in a statement on the appointment: “One of the FCA’s key strategic objectives is to ensure we secure an appropriate degree of protection for consumers in financial services. Nick’s extensive experience and knowledge gained through working at senior levels within organisations that deal directly with consumer related issues will be a significant asset to the FCA. We look forward to having him on our Board.”
“I am delighted to be joining the FCA at such an important time. The treatment of consumers using financial services is something that we can all relate to and is rightly one of the FCA’s priorities in the work it performs. I look forward to joining the board to help the FCA meet its objectives in this area,” added Mr. Stace.
In addition, the FCA also warned about a fake email that has been in circulation, which had originated from firstname.lastname@example.org. The email was entitled “FCA Regulation 2017” which appeared to be from email@example.com – recipients are being asked to delete any emails with this title and not open it as it maintains no affiliation with the FCA.