Phil Andrew, Chief Executive Officer of StepChange Debt Charity, Joanna Elson CBE, Chief Executive of the Money Advice Trust, Dame Clare Moriarty, CEO of Citizens Advice, and Katie Murray, Group Chief Financial Officer of NatWest Group, have joined twelve other top-level executives from the worlds of finance, consumer rights, research and technology on the Money and Pensions Service’s (MaPS) Advisory Group.
The Advisory Group, established in May 2020, helps ensure that MaPS delivers on its vision of everyone making the most of their money and pensions, and provides input, oversight and ongoing challenge on progress towards the UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing’s ten-year goals.
The group meets quarterly to advise and assist the MaPS executive and board in delivering its vision of everyone making the most of their money and pensions. Members also act as ambassadors for the strategy, and for the development and sharing of good practice.
The four new members joined existing members:
- John Allan CBE, Chair of Tesco plc and Chair of Barratt Developments plc
- Richard Collier-Keywood, Chair of Fair4All Finance and the School for Social Entrepreneurs
- Helen Dean, CEO of NEST Corporation
- Debbie Forster MBE, CEO of Tech Talent Charter
- Professor David Halpern, Chief Executive of The Behavioural Insights Team
- Matt Hammerstein, CEO of Barclays Bank UK
- Anabel Hoult, CEO of Which?
- Vim Maru, Group Director for Retail, Lloyds Banking Group
- Helen Milner OBE, Group Chief Executive, Good Things Foundation
- Mike Regnier, CEO of Yorkshire Building Society
- Helen Undy, Chief Executive, Money and Mental Health Policy Institute
Sir Hector Sants, MaPS Chair, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Clare, Joanna, Katie and Phil on to the MaPS Advisory Group. They bring with them huge experience and thought leadership from across the sector, as well as a commitment to improving financial wellbeing throughout the UK. I look forward to their challenge and value the wisdom they bring to the group.
“The Advisory Group was established in May 2020 and, since then, has provided invaluable input to MaPS’ thinking around our role in coordinating the UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing, as well as the day-to-day delivery of our services through the new MoneyHelper brand.”
Phil Andrew – CEO – StepChange
Phil has over 25 years’ varied experience as Chairman, CEO, CFO, NED, and Treasurer in government-owned organisations, blue-chip companies, and charities in the UK, Ireland, Russia, France, and the Far East. He is a Chartered Accountant, qualified treasurer, and Chartered Marketer. Prior to joining StepChange Phil was CEO of Working Links and prior to this CFO, Sodexo UK & Ireland and CEO, Sodexo Justice Services. Phil is Vice Chair of Raven Housing Association and was, until recently, Chairman of the Breck Foundation, an online safety awareness charity.
Joanna Elson CBE – Chief Executive – Money Advice Trust
Joanna is Chief Executive of the Money Advice Trust; whose vision is to help people across the UK to tackle their debts and manage their money with confidence.
Joanna is a director of UK Finance, representing financial inclusion and vulnerability, Chair of the Advisory Board at Birmingham University’s Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management, and a member of the government’s Financial Inclusion Policy Forum. She is also Vice Chair of the Friends Provident Foundation, and a Director of Fair 4 All Finance.
In 2020, Joanna was awarded a CBE for services to financial inclusion.
Dame Clare Moriarty – CEO – Citizens Advice
Clare became Chief Executive of Citizens Advice in April 2021 and leads their executive leadership team, working closely with the trustee board to deliver Citizens Advice’s charitable objectives.
Clare was Permanent Secretary of Defra from 2015 to 2019, and of the Department for Exiting the EU until its closure in early 2020. Before that, she worked in the Department of Health and the NHS, as well as in senior roles in the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Transport. After leaving the Civil Service, Clare pursued a number of projects related to her interests in public policy, organisational change, and leadership, working with a range of organisations including Transport for London and the Bank of England. She chairs the Health Foundation Covid-19 impact inquiry and is a member of numerous advisory and governance boards. Clare was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath in the 2020 Birthday Honours.
Katie Murray – Group Chief Financial Officer – NatWest
Katie has been the Group Chief Financial Officer of NatWest Group since January 2019. Prior to her current role, Katie has held senior roles within the Group as Director of Finance and Deputy CFO.
Katie is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience covering all areas of financial services, including capital management and investor relations. Katie was previously the Group Finance Director for Old Mutual Emerging Markets, based in Johannesburg, having held various roles across Old Mutual since 2002. Prior to this, Katie worked at KPMG for 13 years.
Katie is NatWest’s executive sponsor seeking to deliver enhanced financial outcomes for their clients through increasing their financial capability. She is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an advocate of the various employee-led networks in the bank. Outside of work, she is involved in the 25×25 group, an initiative to increase diversity in business leadership. She is also a passionate member of Accounting for Sustainability (A4S). This is a charitable organisation focused on driving a sustainable economy and more resilient business models for organisations through the appropriate use of capital and financial insights.
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About the Money and Pensions Service
The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) is here to ensure every person feels more in control of their finances throughout their lives: from pocket money to pensions. When they are, communities are healthier, businesses are more prosperous, the economy benefits and individuals feel better off. MaPS delivers free and impartial money and pensions guidance to the public through MoneyHelper, which recently brought together legacy services the Money Advice Service, The Pensions Advisory Service and Pension Wise.
MaPS is working to make sure the whole of the UK understands that financial, physical and mental health are all deeply connected. MaPS’ role is to connect organisations with the shared purpose of achieving the five goals set out in the UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing.
MaPS supports innovation so that everyone can use the most effective methods to help people feel more in control of their money, targeted to those most in need and inclusive of people from all backgrounds. MaPS is an arm’s-length body sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
For further information visit the Money and Pensions Service website, www.maps.org.uk.