Field was chief executive of the FSSC’s predecessor, the National Training Organisation, before becoming head of organisational development at Gerrard.
She also ran a consultancy business helping firms implement business changes and coaching senior executives.
An independent team, headed by Simon Ellis, completed a strategic review of the FSSC’s strategy and role last month and the Council says it will begin working towards this new model immediately.
Field says: “The industry has made it clear that the sector skills council plays a vital role but that we need to change our approach, and we have taken that on board. The expertise and insights I’ve acquired, both from a skills training and a financial employer perspective, have enabled me to hit the ground running here. I’ll be working with my team to make this change happen as soon as possible.
“The FSSC will continue to work closely with employers and stakeholders to listen to and deliver what the financial services and accountancy sector needs from us. We will also continue to implement our range of important ongoing work in support of the industry.”
Financial Services Skills Council chairman Roy Leighton adds: “The UK Commission for Employment and Skills will now take time to digest and consider our submission, and we look forward to responding to any further questions they or deciding ministers may have.”