The Transparency Task Force (TTF) has appointed John Howard, the former chair of the FCA’s financial services consumer panel, to its new advisory board.
Currently, Mr Howard is vice chair of the Family Building Society and serves on the with profits committee and the independent governance committee of Scottish Widows. He is a trustee of the Thalidomide Trust and director of the company he founded, Consumer Insights.
Prior to this, he worked for the BBC and presented the daily magazine programme ‘You and Yours’ for 14 years. He was also a member of the FCA’s financial services consumer panel, which he chaired for three years until 2008.
Mr Howard commented: “We are going to be busy recruiting members for the advisory board and I’m pleased to say there is healthy interest in this development, with many people volunteering to help the Transparency Task Force realise its full potential as a force for good. The idea of a pro-consumer community that works collaboratively to make the financial services sector fairer, more transparent, more trustworthy and thereby more successful resonates with many people in the sector; and so it should.”
The TTF is a collaborative, campaigning community, dedicated to increasing the levels of transparency in financial services globally. It currently has 39 ambassadors and over 300 volunteer members from across the UK and global financial services sector.