AJ Bell appoints ex-FCA investigations head to board

Fiona Fry to chair risk and compliance committee

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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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