Citizens Advice chief named in New Year Honours list

Citizens Advice chief executive Gillian Guy has been awarded a CBE for services to consumers in the New Year Honours list published today.

Guy has headed up Citizens Advice, which is to lead the face-to-face aspect of the Government’s new pensions guidance service, since 2010. She joined from charity Victim Support, where she was chief executive. Prior to that she spent 11 years as chief executive of the London Borough of Ealing.

There were also CBEs for Aberdeen Asset Management chief investment officer Anne Richards for services to financial services and voluntary service, and Allianz Global Investors chief executive Elizabeth Corley for services to finance.

Richards has been Aberdeen CIO since 2003, when her firm Edinburgh Fund Managers was acquired by Aberdeen. She previously worked at Alliance Capital, JP Morgan Asset Management and Mercury Asset Management.

Corley became chief executive in 2012 after joining Allianz Global Investors in 2005 to head the European business. Prior to that she was at Merrill Lynch for 11 years where she was managing director and head of EMEA.

Standard Life Investments head of global strategy Andrew Milligan has become an OBE for services to innovation and the economy, and Treasury director Alison Cottrell was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath for services to financial services consumers.

Milligan has been in his role since 2000 when he joined from Morley Fund Management where he was director.

In 2012, former FSA chief executive Hector Sants was knighted, prompting outrage from advisers who pointed out his tenure included the 2008 financial crisis.


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There are 2 comments at the moment, we would love to hear your opinion too.

  1. Given that the CAB is being systematically starved of funding whilst at the same time being undermined by the privatisation of a slice of what it does, I imagine this award has a somewhat bitter-sweet tinge to it.

  2. I bet Mrs Rookes was the first to send her a card congratulating her.

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