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FSA hires ex-Pru director Tom Boardman

The FSA has appointed former Prudential director of retirement strategy and innovation Tom Boardman as its life insurance senior advisor.

Boardman has more than 35 years experience in the financial services sector having held a number of senior management and actuarial roles at Prudential. He also established the bancassurance operation at Nationwide Building Society and has provided consultancy to a number of financial services businesses.

FSA senior advisors form part of the regulator’s delivery of intensive supervision, providing experience on regulatory, market and consumer matters.

FSA chief executive Hector Sants says: “I am delighted to announce Tom’s appointment today as a senior advisor to the FSA.  He has considerable experience to bring to bear on the regulatory changes and issues that we face in the insurance sector.”


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There are 8 comments at the moment, we would love to hear your opinion too.

  1. So, we have a consumer ‘senior adviser’ and now a life insurance ‘senior adviser’.

  2. Sounds like the FSA are soon going to be giving advice themselves. maybe thats their strategy…. shut all the small brokers and take on their clients themselves. 🙂 I am joking (I hope)

  3. No doubt the new appointment will have an increased salary package to go with it, the FSA have created an industry all of its own it will soon have more employees than there are IFA’s .

  4. Should have been Stan Boardman,as the FSA normally only hire comedians.

  5. Of course Prudential was a shining example of customer service – I don’t think so!

  6. Tom’s a class act and will make a difference for all – including consumers. Good to see real experience and independence of thought being picked up by the FSA

  7. Vince Smith-Hughes 15th June 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I agree with Simons comments. Toms an expert in consumer behaviour and you only need to listen to him for a few minutes to realise he is an absolute authority in his field.

  8. Debbie Monteith 16th June 2010 at 10:53 am

    I agree absolutely with Vince and Simon – Tom is absolutely top drawer, full of integrity and will be an asset to the FSA.

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