New CCO for PTFS

Hurl-Hodges has over 20 years experience in financial services within the banking and insurance sector with organisations such as Abbey National, Gartmore Investment Management, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Credit Suisse, The Cooperative Bank and Direct Line.

He completed an MBA at De Montfort University, a post graduate degree at Harvard University and holds the CF1 and CF10 approved persons’ authorities.

Former risk and compliance director of Personal Touch, Helen Gasser, now takes up the new role of chief governance officer and will continue to report in to CEO, Max Wright on the main board.

She will retain responsibilities for all legal, professional indemnity and risk management matters but have additional accountability to ensure good governance as part of the Company’s commitment to put consumers at the heart of the business.

Max Wright, chief executive officer at Personal Touch, said: “Our investment in ensuring we have the most experienced and talented people on board to support members and importantly, consumers, is vital to our future strategy and to the protection of the Company in an increasingly litigious and regulated environment.

“We are absolutely committed to ensuring we manage risks across the company, for our members, staff and clients. Together we believe Tony and Helen make a very impressive team with unparalleled experience and qualifications in this important area.”