|MALG’s new Chair
As those of you who were at the conference will know, our long-standing Chair Liz Barclay closed the event by handing over the baton to our new Chair Paul Smee. Liz’s contribution to MALG over many years has been enormous and we are incredibly sad to see her go. I am sure all our members and contacts will join me in thanking her for helping to make MALG what it is today.
Our new Chair Paul Smee is also Chair of the Peer to Peer Finance Association (P2PFA) and has been CEO of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Payments Council and the Association of Independent Financial Advisers, as well as a TV regulator and a civil servant.
He says: “It is a great honour to be asked to take on the MALG Chair and to follow in the footsteps of someone of Liz Barclay’s stature. I hope to build on all she has achieved. MALG plays an important role in providing a place where all those involved in money and debt advice – from all points of the compass and with all their different roles – can exchange their insights and their best practice, and can give each other support. I intend to see this continue right across the UK. “
Paul along with our other Board members, Executive Committee and others who work behind the scenes to help run MALG are now discussing our exciting plans for 2020 and beyond.