12 Jul 2019 | Posted In Bob's Blog (MALG updates)

Thank you to all of those who voted by proxy and attended/voted in person for new MALG Board appointments at our AGM last week. We’re very pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Wallwork, chief executive of the Credit Services Association and Paul Smee, chair of the Peer to Peer Finance Association, and the re-appointment of Yvonne Macdermid, chief executive of Money Advice Scotland, to our Board. Thank you to Leigh Berkley of Arrow Global for his service to the Board over the last three years.

Following Liz Barclay’s decision to stand down from the role of Chair at the AGM, it had been the Board’s intention to appoint a new MALG Chair. Unfortunately, due to illness, the director who was to replace Liz as Chair is currently unable to take up the role. The Board has therefore agreed interim arrangements to ensure that we can maintain proper governance. I am delighted to confirm that Liz has agreed to take on the role once more on a temporary basis. The Board is very grateful to Liz for agreeing to continue to support MALG until such time as we are able to put in place full term arrangements for the Chair.

The Board has also appointed Robert Skinner as Vice-Chair of MALG, to support Liz, until we are able to appoint a new Chair.


MALG Conference 2019 sponsors and exhibitors

We’re pleased to announce that Intrum will be the headline sponsor of this year’s MALG Conference on 24 October at No. 11 Cavendish Square in London, and will also be exhibiting at the event alongside Experian, The Money Charity, Advice UK and others who will be confirmed and announced soon.

Sponsor and exhibitor benefits include branding on the MALG website and social media channels, and exposure to 200+ delegates from across the debt advice, credit and wider sectors on the day. Sponsoring and exhibiting also demonstrates your organisation’s commitment to supporting MALG as a not-for-profit with the aim of ‘working together to improve the lives of people in debt’, Please email bob.winnington@malg.org.uk to secure one of the remaining exhibition stands and/or discuss sponsorship packages.
With an exciting programme of speakers and topics being finalised, delegate bookings are now coming in:


Book MALG Conference 2019 tickets on Eventbrite now!


National Members Meeting papers/presentations

Thank you to our speakers and attendees at last week’s National Members Meeting for some lively debate on topics including the Poverty Premium, Council Tax imprisonment, and Financial Ombudsman complaints, and to our host Dentons LLP. Public facing versions of papers and presentations will be available on our website soon.








MALG Regional Meetings update

Please note that the MALG Midlands meeting scheduled for 11 July has unfortunately been cancelled. The next meeting of the regional group will be on 5 December with full details released nearer the time. Updates from the recent South East and North West meetings and upcoming South West meeting will be shared soon.

If you aren’t currently being invited to regional meetings and think you should be/want to be, please contact the relevant regional secretary:


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