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FSA appoints chair to key regulatory committee

The FSA has announced the appointment of former City law firm Slaughter and May partner Christopher FitzGerald as chairman of its new Regulatory Decisions Committee.

Fitzgerald, who left Slaughter and May in 1995 to join NatWest as group general counsel for five years until 2000, will take up his post in August.

The committee will be at the pinnacle of the regulator&#39s decision making process for authorisation, enforcement and other regulatory matters.

FSA deputy chairman Stewart Boyd says the committee has been established to ensure decisions which are key to regulated firms&#39 ability to engage in regulated activities are taken by a body independent of the FSA.

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