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MALG Officers

The Money Advice Liaison Group’s core team of Officers is made up of the Chair, Chief Executive Officer, 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 Officer

Stuart Haywood

Financial Director

MALG Board

Working on recommendations from the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Council, 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

Stuart Hayward

Qualified Chartered Accountant

Robert Skinner

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

Yvonne MacDermid

Chief Executive, Money Advice Scotland

James Jones

Head of External Affairs, Experian

John Fairhurst

Managing Director, Payplan

Jenny Ogden

Partner, Shoosmiths LLP

Peter Wallwork

Chief Executive, Credit Services Association

MALG Executive Council

The MALG Executive Council acts as an advisory body to the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors. It plans agendas for Group meetings, oversees operations including working groups and the regional forums, and considers membership matters. The Council reports its activities to the membership at each meeting and if appropriate seeks their endorsement.

Robert Wilson (Chair)

CEO, Institute of Money Advisers

Bob Kingdon

Compliance Director, Intrum

Dan Alchin

Head of Retail Policy, Energy UK

Ian Fiddeman

Retail Policy Director, UK Finance

Meg van Rooyen

Policy Manager, Money Advice Trust

Bee Thakur

Policy Manager, Money Advice Service

Bob Winnington

Chief Executive Officer, MALG

MALG Committees and Working Groups

From time to time, MALG will set up temporary or permanent Committees or Working Groups to look at specific areas of work. Each Working Group will appoint 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
  • Website Working Group