UK - Thomson's Group chief executive Douglas Gardner has been appointed a member of the FSA's financial services practitioner panel.
The panel represents a cross-section of regulated firms and the interests of practitioners generally.
Gardner replaces David Grigson, who steps down from the panel with immediate effect.
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