AJ Bell appoints ex-FCA investigations head to board

Fiona Fry to chair risk and compliance committee


AJ Bell has appointed Fiona Fry to its board as chair of the risk and compliance committee.

Subject to regulatory approval, the non-executive director will assume the role on 7 December.

Fry joins the platform after spending the majority of her career at KPMG, where as a partner she had a focus on financial regulation. Fry was also head of investigations at the Financial Services Authority (now the FCA).

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She is also a non-executive director and chair of the risk Committee at Aviva Insurance Limited.

Commenting on her appointment, Fry said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Board of AJ Bell, a leading investment platform with a reputation for innovation and delivering value for investors and advisors.

“The company’s dual-channel model provides a strong basis for achieving its strategic ambitions. I look forward to working with Fiona and the rest of the board and executive team to continue to deliver on AJ Bell’s growth strategy.”

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