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FCA appoints new advice directors to replace Woodall

FCA appoints new advice directors to replace Woodall

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has named Deb Jones and Debbie Gupta as the new co-directors of life insurance and financial advice supervision at the regulator.

The appointments are replacements for Linda Woodall who retired from her position as head of advice and life insurance at the FCA at the end of last year.

Gupta was executive director of pension provider National Employment Savings Trust (Nest) and previously held director roles at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), serving as deputy director of pension reform legislation and director of  benefit performance. 

Jones is currently director of competition at the FCA and was previously a director at the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), where she spearheaded cartel enforcement cases and policy work. Prior to the OFT, she was a practicing solicitor at City law firm Slaughter and May. 

Both Jones and Gupta will take up their positions in May.  

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