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MALG Officers

The Money Advice Liaison Group’s core team of Officers is made up of the Chair, Vice Chair, Chief Executive and Associates who are contracted by the Board to oversee the day-to-day running of the organisation and implementation of its strategic direction.

Paul Smee


Bob Winnington

Chief Executive

Heidi Oliver

Operations Associate (Absolutely Admin Solutions Ltd)

Helen Gill

Marketing Communications Associate (Engage Comms Ltd)

MALG Board

Working on recommendations from the Chief Executive, MALG’s elected Chair and Board of Directors approves the strategic direction of the organisation, oversees the operation of the group and the work of committees including any special projects, and monitors the finances of the Group. It is also responsible for the creation and monitoring of proper governance for MALG. The Board meets four times a year and holds an AGM.

Paul Smee (Chair)

Chair, Peer to Peer Finance Association

Bob Winnington

Chief Executive Officer, MALG

John Fairhurst

Managing Director, Payplan

Fiona Hoyle

Head of Consumer Finance, Finance & Leasing Association

James Jones

Head of External Affairs, Experian

Francis McGee

Independent Financial Services and Consumer Expert with extensive experience of credit and debt

Craig Simmons

Director, Clear Consultancy Services and Former Head of Debt Advice Policy & Strategy, Money and Pensions Service

Peter Wallwork

Non-Executive Director, Trustolfio Ltd and Former Chief Executive, Credit Services Association

Vikki Brownridge

CEO, StepChange Debt Charity

MALG Committees and Working Groups

MALG sets up temporary or permanent Committees or Working Groups to look at specific areas of work. Each Working Group appoints a Chair, who should have a particular interest in the area of work or the expertise to take forward the specific issue involved. Current Committees and Working Groups include:

  • Finance Committee
    • Ian Fiddeman (Chair)
    • Paul Smee
    • Peter Wallwork
    • Bob Winnington
  • Conference Committee
  • Membership Working Group