HM Treasury has announced the appointment of Charles Randell CBE as the new Chair of the FCA.
Charles is currently an external member of the Prudential Regulation Committee of the Bank of England and a non-executive board member of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
He has previously advised HM Treasury on the resolutions of Northern Rock, Bradford & Bingley and the Icelandic banks; the Government's investments into RBS and the merged Lloyds/HBOS; and the Asset Protection Scheme.
Charles will take up the role on 1 April 2018 for a five year term.
John Griffith-Jones, Chair of the FCA, commented: “I am delighted that Charles Randell has been appointed as my successor and I wish him every success in the role.”
Andrew Bailey, FCA Chief Executive, added: “I am very pleased to welcome Charles to the FCA. His experience of regulation, both during the financial crisis and more recently as a member of the Prudential Regulation Committee, mean that he has a strong understanding of the challenges that the FCA faces and I look forward to tackling these with him in his new role.”