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MALG Conference 2021 Speakers

In order of appearance:


Sheldon Mills, Executive Director (Consumers & Competition), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Sheldon was appointed as Executive Director of the Consumers and Competition at the FCA in December 2020. He was previously the Interim Executive Director of Strategy and Competition. Sheldon joined the FCA in November 2018.

Previously, as Senior Director at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Sheldon had overall leadership responsibility for the delivery of UK merger control across the entire economy and for the strategic design and implementation of the new UK State Aid regime. He is a qualified solicitor and prior to joining the CMA he practised law at King & Wood Mallesons and Jones Day, counselling a range of UK and international clients in antitrust and competition law.

Sheldon Mills holds undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees from King’s College, London and was born and raised in Cardiff, Wales.


Caroline Siarkiewicz, CEO, Money & Pensions Service

Caroline is the Chief Executive of the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), having previously been the Partnerships and Commissioning Director. She is responsible for leading the organisation through its transition year as it develops an ambitious new National Strategy and Corporate Strategy.

Caroline joined from the Money Advice Service, where she was Head of UK Debt Advice, responsible for developing the sector’s target operating model and building industry partnerships to support the development of the debt advice quality frameworks and standard financial statement.

Previously, Caroline was the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Money Advisers and has a wealth of commissioning experience.


Lisa Michaels, Certified Intuitive Life & Business Coach 

Having previously worked in the corporate world Lisa now coaches high achievers and businesses to break through their limitations and reach their full potential. Successfully running her own coaching and property business, her main focus is to help people thrive in their life and business.
Lisa is the creator of Money Mindset Masterclass, Align & Thrive, and Business Alignment Mastery where she helps her clients create a positive mindset, more momentum, resilience and productivity without the overwhelm and stress. Lisa will teach you to always follow your intuition.


Chris Leslie, Chief Executive, Credit Services Association (CSA)

Chris Leslie joined the Credit Services Association (CSA) as Chief Executive in August 2020, having formerly served as MP for Nottingham East since 2010 and for Shipley from 1997 to 2005. He was a Minister overseeing courts, local government and the Cabinet Office – and in opposition was shadow City Minister and then Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2015. He was Director at New Local Government Network from 2005 – 2010.



Richard Dennis, Chief Executive, The Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) and Agency

Richard Dennis joined Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) in April 2015. Richard’s previous career included spells at the Department for Environment, the European Commission, and HM Treasury, before moving to the Scottish Government in 2000. Before joining AiB, he led the Scottish Government’s Fire and Rescue Division through the period of the creation of the new single Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.




Peter Tutton, Head of Policy Research and Public Affairs, StepChange Debt Charity

Peter has been Head of Policy at StepChange Debt Charity for 9 years and has worked on mortgage, credit and related consumer policy arears for 17 years. Peter’s work has been instrumental in the consumer protection debate about PPI, on mortgage arrears, regulation and safety nets following the global financial crash, on credit regulation and support for people facing debt problems, such as the breathing space scheme.





Mark Esho, Multi Award-Winning Entrepreneur

When Mark was five years old, he went from a happy, carefree child to becoming paralysed overnight. He had contracted the poliovirus, which by that point should have been eradicated from the UK. He was initially given a 10% chance of survival but not only did he survive – he thrived. Mark went on to become the Founder of several successful businesses and his autobiography became a number one bestseller on Amazon, ‘I Can. I Will.

Mark will teach you that it doesn’t matter what obstacles life throws at you – it’s how you respond that counts!