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Platt named as new NS&I chief exec

The Chancellor has appointed Jane Platt as the new chief executive of National Savings & Investments.
Platt is currently on the board of Witan Investment Trust and Edinburgh UK Tracker Trust and was formerly chief operating officer, customer segments at Reuters.
She will take up the position on 4 September 2006. Finance director and deputy chief executive Trevor Bayley has been acting chief executive since Alan Cook left to become managing director of the Post Office in March.
Economic secretary to the Treasury Ed Balls says: “Platt’s experience in retail financial services, track record in building businesses and expertise in operations and marketing will add a new dimension to NS&I. She will be key to shaping and delivering the next phase of the agency’s development, building on the current success of the organisation.”

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