FSA appoints vice-chairman of Consumer Panel

The Financial Service Authority today announced the appointment of Adam Phillips as the vice-chairman of the Financial Services Consumer Panel.

Philips will take over the role from November 1. His predecesor Dianne Hayter stood down at the end of September 2005.

Callum McCarthy, chairman of the FSA, says: “I would like to welcome Adam to his new role. He will support John Howard, chairman of the Consumer Panel, as part of a strong team which acts as an independent consumer voice to the FSA.

“I would also like to thank Dianne for her significant contribution as vice-chairman of the Consumer Panel over a number of years.”

Phillips is managing director of his market research consultancy, Real Research, and has extensive experience in the world of market research. He is on the Council of the World Association of Marker Research Professionals and chairs its professional standards committee.

He is also a member of the Press Complaints Commission, and has been a member of the Consumer Panel since March 2004.