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FCA financial advice director Woodall steps down

Linda Woodall 700 x 450FCA director of life insurance and financial advice Linda Woodall has stepped down from the regulator.

The FCA has confirmed to Money Marketing that Woodall left over the Christmas period.

The regulator understands she intends to retire. A replacement has yet to be appointed.

Woodall took responsibility for supervising advisers and pension providers in September 2015 after a reshuffle at the regulator.

From 2015 until she left she was also acting director of retail and supervision authorities.

Woodall held a number of positions at the FCA in previous years.

From 2013 until March 2015 she was director of mortgages and consumer lending.

At the FCA’s predecessor, the Financial Services Authority, Woodall was head of investment intermediaries from 2008 until 2012.

She first joined the regulator in 2001 following completion of an MBA. Her career up to that date comprised of leadership and management roles in sectors including manufacture, logistics, healthcare and accountancy.



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  1. Maybe the start of 2018 has not been so bad after all !!!

  2. I worked with Linda for two spells at the regulator. Anyone who has worked with her will tell you she is very sensible, practical and pragmatic. As far from being a ivory-towered regulator as you could imagine. I wish her well in her retirement.

  3. No financial background or qualifications…perfect!

  4. I wonder if she really will retire or end up at a ‘provider’?

  5. Such derision about a lady you don’t know – What a bunch of Charmers.

    Are we not trying to be professionals??

  6. Rory – please consider rejoining the FCA and steering them with your common sense approach, after having the 1-2 years out.

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