FSA makes appointments to the Consumer Panel

Kay Blair has been a member of the FSCP since 2006, and is today confirmed in her appointment as vice chairman, taking over from Adam Phillips who was made chairman earlier this year.

Of the three new appointments; Mike Dailly has over 15 years experience as a practising civil court solicitor in Scotland, protecting consumers' rights and tackling social disadvantage; Bill Martin is an experienced macroeconomist and was Chief Economist at the fund management arm of the Swiss bank UBS; Claire Whyley is a professional researcher, policy analyst, and consumer champion. She was Head of Consumer Futures at the National Consumer Council until the end of 2008.

FSA chairman, Adair Turner, said: "The Consumer Panel has an extremely valuable role to play in ensuring the FSA takes the consumer interest into account in its work. We are very pleased that, as these latest appointments demonstrate, the Panel can call on an extensive range of expertise."