Miller has 30 years industry experience in a range of senior risk, compliance and legal positions. This includes Legal & General Group, where she worked for 22 years until December 2010, latterly as group risk and compliance director. Prior to that Miller was legal adviser and company secretary at Diners Club Limited.
Along with her new role on the SBG board, Miller is a non-executive director for Tesco Underwriting Limited and Homeserve Membership Limited. Miller also chairs the board risk committee at both companies and will also chair SBG’s risk committee.
Ivan Martin, executive chairman of Sesame Bankhall Group, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Diana to the SBG Board.
“Over the last few years SBG has invested in a range of new services for advisers as part of its evolution into a broader based financial services group.
“This comes at a time when we are moving into a new regulatory landscape, with the imminent implementation of the RDR and the transition to the FCA.
“Throughout these changes SBG will continue to focus on ensuring the right customer outcomes are delivered, through an appropriate framework to manage conduct and regulatory risk.
“SBG will benefit from Diana’s expertise and experience of financial services and the intermediary market, in particular her knowledge of risk and compliance management.”
Diana Miller added: “I have been impressed by the work undertaken by SBG to build on its strong foundations and position itself for the future.
“SBG is committed to continuing to deliver the right outcomes for customers, along with the move towards conduct risk management, and has a real appreciation of the need for strong governance and robust risk management frameworks to ensure these are embedded.
“This is important given the new regulator’s desire to continue to ensure that advisers can clearly evidence how their services are aligned to customers’ needs. I am excited to be working closely with SBG’s experienced leadership team to help take the business forward.”