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FSSC board recruits accountancy experts

The Financial Services Skills Council has appointed two new board members.

Brendan Nelson, global chairman of KPMG’s financial services practice and Paul Boyle, chief executive of the Financial Reporting Council will join the FSSC board in October.

FSSC provides strategic leadership for education, training and skills development for the UK financial services industry. In April, the organisation also took on responsibility for accountancy and associated activities such as book-keeping and payroll.

Chair of the National Skills Academy for Financial Services and director-general of the Tax Incentivised Savings Association Tony Vine-Lott also joins the board in October.

FSSC chairman Roy Leighton says: “Brendan and Paul are both professionals at the top of their game, with impressive track records that reflect the FSSC’s dual responsibility for accountancy and financial services.

“It also means that the FSSC has four chartered accountants on its board and I feel confident that the accountancy profession will feel that their interests are well represented. This is important as we work with key stakeholders, including the chartered and regulatory bodies, to establish strong working relationships.”

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