Ann Harris OBE and Mike Dailly have been appointed non-executive directors at the upcoming single financial guidance body (SFGB).
Appointed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the duo will take on their roles at the amalgamated advice and guidance body from 1 October.
Both Harris and Dailly are currently non-executive directors at the body's predecessors. Harris, a former civil servant, has been at The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) since 2015, while Dailly has been in post at the Money Advice Service (MAS) since 2015. The body will also absorb Pension Wise.
Having been co-opted from the predecessor bodies, they were not required to undertake an interview and will be in post for two years. They will receive remuneration of £15,000 for approximately 30 days commitment.
Sants said it was important the SFGB learns from its predecessors.
"The organisation intends to ensure it builds on the successes to date, and absorbs the lessons of the past," he said. "To best achieve this, a degree of continuity is vital and I am delighted that Mike Dailly and Ann Harris have agreed to join the board and look forward to working with them."
Harris took over as TPAS chairwoman last March, having served in the role on an interim basis since September 2016 and joining as a non-executive in 2015. She was previously in the civil service for 40 years, having most recently held senior roles in finance and programme management. She was awarded an OBE in 2009, and is also a trustee of the Civil Service Pension programme, management board and operations committee.
Dailly is a director of Glasgow-based Govan Law Centre, a solicitor-advocate, a member of the European Banking Authority's expert group, and a non-executive of the Scottish Housing Regulator. He was also a member of the consumer panel of the Financial Conduct Authority from 2009 to 2015, and a solicitor to the UK Unfair Bank Charges Campaign from 2005 to 2008.
While the SFGB is expected to be established in October, its official launch will not take place until January 2019.
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