Nationwide Chief Executive Joe Garner appointed to FCA Practitioner Panel

3 May 2016

Nationwide Building Society Chief Executive Joe Garner has been appointed as a member of the FCA’s Practitioner Panel.

Commenting on his appointment Joe Garner said: "I am delighted to be joining the FCA Practitioner Panel. I believe that the Panel can provide a constructive contribution to the Regulatory landscape, and help contribute to ever improving outcomes for customers."

Joe was appointed to the FSA Practitioner Panel in 2011 and was Chairman between 2012 and 2013.

Notes to Editors

Joe Garner Biography
Joe joined Nationwide from BT Group where he was Chief Executive of Openreach, a position he held from early 2014. Prior to that he was a director of HSBC Bank PLC and Head of HSBC in the UK, roles which included responsibility for all of HSBC’s retail and commercial banking business, including Marks and Spencer Bank, First Direct and The John Lewis Partnership Card. He has also held senior positions at Dixons Stores Group and spent the early part of his career at Procter and Gamble. Joe was a Non-Executive Director of the Financial Ombudsman Service from 2007-2010. He is currently Chairman of the British Triathlon Foundation Trust.

About the FCA Practitioner Panel
The FCA Practitioner Panels are part of the system that the FCA set up to make and maintain effective arrangements for consulting practitioners and consumers on the extent to which its general policies and practices are consistent with its general duties, as set out in the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended).

The FCA Practitioner Panel’s key remit is to represent the interests of practitioners of larger firms, and to provide input to the FCA from the industry in order to help it in meeting its statutory and operational objectives in an effective manner. The Panel aims to speak across all sectors in offering input at a strategic level on important policy issues.

Further information on the FCA Practitioner Panels can be found at the following link:

About Nationwide

Nationwide is the world's largest building society as well as one of the largest savings providers and a top-three provider of mortgages in the UK. It is also a major provider of current accounts, credit cards, ISAs and personal loans. Nationwide has around 15 million customers.

Customers can manage their finances in a branch, via the mobile app, on the telephone, internet and post. The Society has around 18,000 employees. Nationwide's head office is in Swindon with administration centres based in Northampton, Bournemouth and Dunfermline. The Society also has a number of call centres across the UK.

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