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MALG Officers

The Money Advice Liaison Group’s core team of Officers is made up of the Chair, Chief Executive, Financial Director and Membership Co-ordinator. They are contracted by the Board to oversee the day-to-day running of the organisation and implementation of its strategic direction.

Paul Smee


Robert Skinner


Bob Winnington

Chief Executive

Heidi Oliver

Associate - Operations and Administration (Absolutely Admin)

Helen Gill

Associate - Marketing Communications (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

Robert Skinner

40 years experience in financial services, financial regulation and debt advice

Yvonne MacDermid

Former Chief Executive, Money Advice Scotland

James Jones

Head of External Affairs, Experian

John Fairhurst

Managing Director, Payplan

Jenny Ogden

Former Partner, Shoosmiths LLP

Peter Wallwork

Former Chief Executive, Credit Services Association

Craig Simmons

Head of Debt Advice Policy & Strategy, Money and Pensions Service

Fiona Hoyle

Head of Consumer Finance, Finance & Leasing Association

Lisa Black

Director of Operations, Nottingham Revenues & Benefits Ltd

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
  • Conference Committee
  • Vulnerability Working Group
  • Membership Working Group

MALG National Members Meetings Committee

The MALG National Members Meeting Committee plans agendas for our National Members Meetings to ensure that they reflect current and future challenges for the sector. The Committee works in conjunction with the seven MALG Regional forums, and considers topics which are complementary to and support the regional activities. There is also a close working relationship with the MALG Conference Committee.

Ian Fiddeman

Retail Policy Director, UK Finance

Meg van Rooyen

Policy Manager, Money Advice Trust

Bob Winnington

Chief Executive Officer, MALG